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Putin's Tipping Point? Remembering What Happened When the Soviets Shot Down a Plane

Nina L. Khrushcheva | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Nina L. Khrushcheva

When incompetence in the Kremlin turns murderous, its incumbents can begin to tremble. As news of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine trickled into Russia, people with a long memory recalled the Soviet Union's attack, 31 years ago this September, on Korean Air Lines Flight 007, and its political consequences. Back then, the Kremlin first lied to the world by saying that it had nothing to do with the missing KAL plane. Later it claimed that the South Korean jet was on an American spy mission. But, within the Soviet leadership, the incident was a tipping point.

Putin Vows To Strengthen Russia's Capabilities To Counter NATO

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2014 | World

MOSCOW, July 22 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would use its influence with separatists in east Ukraine to allow a ful...

Putin, Planes, And Propaganda

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Eliot Borenstein

I loathe Putin the way I loathed George W. Bush. I didn't vote for either of them, and they each seemed hell-bent on rendering a country I love unrecognizable.

LOOK: Editorial Cartoons Blast Putin

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.20.2014 | Media

Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words. Political cartoonists Peter Brookes and Michael Ramirez just made two of the most powerful state...