The Empire Strikes Back: Putin’s Drive To Revive Soviet Borders Is Doomed

Barry Gander
11 min readMar 26
Thousands flee Putin’s Russia into Georgia as part of a million-person refugee tide.

We have been here before.

History gives us a way to forecast Russia’s future, as the reign of state control again erodes the country’s ability to move forward.

These events have happened back in 1991, when Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev was faced with a coup by Soviet security forces. But the coup’s leaders…

Barry Gander

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