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Goal Of Euroasian Empire Drives Putin, Experts Say

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4/30/2014 9:00 AM
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Tucson News Now (Apr. 30): “Goal Of Euroasian Empire Drives Putin, Experts Say"

Matthew Schmidt, member of UNH's national security/political science faculty, will be in Ukraine monitoring the May 25 elections that are being overseen by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He says Putin is driven by the goal of rebuilding a Euroasian empire with Moscow as its capital. Putin also has written extensively on the subject of Euroasia, which would generally follow the geography of the former Soviet Union.

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