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Removed Olympic rings lie next to a shelter in Rosa Khutor

Leadership Challenges 2020: The splendor and misery of Russian governance

Evaluating the efficiency of the Russian government is a nearly impossible task because it has no declared policy goals. Corruption remains rampant, and the territorial conflict with Ukraine will require decades before relations between the two countries can be normalized. What is unclear is whether the Putin administration was pursuing specific goals, or whether its decisions were entirely reactive.

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