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Mark Gongloff

Putin Finally Finds a True Friend in Saudi Arabia

The kingdom is putting the global economy and its own future sales at risk to help bankroll his illegal war.

Friends indeed.

Friends indeed.

Photographer: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Poor Vladimir Putin. All he did was open Ukraine’s borders to Russia’s leading export (war crimes), and suddenly he’s less popular than Alan Dershowitz at Martha’s Vineyard. Last month he went all the way to Samarkand seeking love from supposed BFFs Xi and Modi, and even they snubbed him