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Mark Gongloff

Putin Can’t Escape the West’s Economic Trap

Now it’s time to make it even more painful.

The trap was cleverly disguised as a long table.

The trap was cleverly disguised as a long table.

Photographer: MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images

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