Commentary: Why Russia Has To Cut Chechnya LoosePaul Starobin
Pushkin Square in central Moscow, so named for Russia's greatest poet, is a favorite meeting spot for young lovers. On Aug. 8, it was splattered with blood. A bomb placed in an underpass instantly killed seven people and gravely wounded dozens of others. The temptation for strongman President Vladimir V. Putin to lash out will be powerful--perhaps irresistible.
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