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The Independent - Wielka Brytania | Niedziela, 19. Styczeń 2014

Putin's sly charm offensive before Sochi

In an interview with international media published on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected criticism of his policies in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. But the world should not be fooled by his words, the left-liberal daily The Independent writes: "With the anti-gay issue dominating the run-up to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Mr Putin clearly felt the time was right for a charm offensive. The world should not be taken in - and not only because of Russia's treatment of its gay citizens. ... Mr Putin has certainly improved Russia's national mood, as well as its economy. But his hope that Sochi will, as he put it, be 'a turning point in the story of Russia itself', is ill-founded. It looks much like more of the same."

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