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Six Months of Putin’s War Unravels Russia’s Superpower Image

The conflict has laid bare the limits of Russia’s military prowess, even if its economy is holding up better than expected.

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Six Months of War in Ukraine
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Six months into President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the war has upended fundamental assumptions about Russia’s military and economy.

When the US warned of impending war earlier this year, officials and analysts in Washington and Europe alike assumed Russia’s much larger and better equipped military would quickly dominate Ukraine’s forces. They also believed Putin would find himself constrained by a weak domestic economy.