Commentary: Why Putin Has To Bust The Bureaucrats

President Vladimir V. Putin is frightening Russia's notorious band of oligarchs by encouraging prosecutors to pursue accusations of criminal misdeeds. But if this is to be a season of crackdowns, it's high time to scare the folks without whom the wayward tycoons could never have made it: Russia's legions of corrupt bureaucrats. Crooked capitalists couldn't live without them.

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