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On Saturday, a 19 year old Russian soldier, Vadim Kostenko, died at an airbase in Latakia, Syria, the first confirmed fatality among Russian troops supporting air strikes in the war ravaged country.
Official Russian sources said he hung himself over lost love. But as his family buried him in Grechanaya Balka, across the Azov Sea from Russia’s newly annexed Crimean Peninsula, they disputed this, saying Kostenko had a broken jaw and cracked skull.
There is reason to share this skepticism, as the former chess grandmaster and exiled Russian dissident Garry Kasparov explains in his new book, Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin And The Enemies Of The Free World Must Be Stopped.
For all of Putin’s hyper-confident bluster on the international stage, Kasparov said, the perennial president is vulnerable to the domestic political toll of dead young soldiers. And so, as the “mafia” leader of a personality cult similar to Hitler’s Germany, he lies.
“It’s all about him staying in power, because he doesn’t have any other goals,” Kasparov said in an interview. “He doesn’t have any strategy, unless you call tactics of survival strategy.”
Kasparov on Putin
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“As a city where more than 300 languages are spoken, London has a proud history of tolerance and diversity and to suggest there are areas where police officers cannot go because of radicalization is simply ridiculous,” he said.“The only reason I wouldn’t go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump,” Johnson quipped.