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Vladimir Putin doesn't need to be president to stay on top; The Kremlin's leader is preparing for rule beyond his current office - and the constitution.

Jan 15, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

Finally, a good news story from Russia: Vladimir Putin has recognized the error of his ways.

The Russian president used a big speech on Wednesday to broach some major changes in how the country is run. After spending 20 years concentrating all the power of the state in his person, he's realized that that approach just isn't working. As he put it, "Our society is clearly calling for change." So he's decided to shift power away from the presidency to the parliament and some other institution...