Don’t count on sanctions to push Putin from power

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Putin's Power


I’ve never really bought into this idea that the elite will be pressured into turning against Putin,” says Emily Ferris, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, the defence and security think tank. “These are people who, without Putin, would not have been able to amass their money. They also do not have the kind of political influence that would be required to change Putin’s mind.”