Andrei Makhrin, a political scientist in Tula State University, defends Putin’s legacy, arguing that the leader pulled Russia back together after centrifugal forces threatened even further disintegration after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Andrei Makhrin, a political scientist in Tula State University, defends Putin’s legacy, arguing that the leader pulled Russia back together after centrifugal forces threatened even further disintegration after the fall of the Soviet Union.