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Can Putin Manage Two Russian Titans?

Jan 29, 2016 | 00:51 GMT
(Stratfor)

Two powerful men are taking bold steps to shape the Russian Federation. The actions of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov and Igor Sechin, chief of oil giant Rosneft, are resonating through not only the Kremlin but Russian society in general. As well as influencing the country's security, financial and energy sectors, both men are in a position to test Russian President Vladimir Putin's resolve. The coming days will reveal whether Putin can continue to arbitrate between these giant personalities, and whether to do so will damage his grip on power....

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