WorldViews: How scary is Putin’s Russia compared to the Soviet Union? This chart has some answers

By Adam Taylor, March 27, 2014

“Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors — not out of strength but out of weakness,” President Obama said Tuesday. The comments seemed designed to hit his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, where it hurt. It was a bold statement, however, for someone who the very next day would call out his European NATO allies for not spending enough on the military in a speech that reminded many of the Cold War.

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