Crimea Is Now Putin's Problem Child

Russian security services are cracking down on alleged corruption in the newly annexed peninsula

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Russian Geographical Society’s Board of Trustees on April 27, 2015, in St. Petersburg.

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President Vladimir Putin likened Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea to a family welcoming home a long-lost relative.

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