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Putin’s Pardons

A sign of strength or of weakness?

Jan 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17 • By CATHY YOUNG
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Nonetheless, the end-of-the-year releases in Russia come as a breath of freedom—very real for the freed prisoners themselves, and symbolic for many more. For the time being, moral victories for the Russian opposition are better than none at all.

Cathy Young is a columnist for Real Clear Politics and a contributing editor to Reason magazine. 

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