Once a spy, always a spy: How Putin’s KGB past shapes his autocratic rule

06 October 2014

EFD Fellow Anna Borshchevskaya is quoted on Russian President Vladimir Putin, stating that he fits the archetype of a KGB agent. The article states that, as the Ukraine crisis continues, Putin is still using tactics from his time as a KGB officer: preying on the fearful, crushing dissent and controlling information.

This article can be read here.