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Opinion

Vladimir Putin turns to the Stalin playbook

The Great Terror continues to haunt Russia

| Russia & Caucasus
Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Mar. 18: he looks and sounds increasingly like the pitiless Kremlin dictator. (Handout photo from Kremlin Press Office)   © Reuters

Lionel Barber is former editor of the Financial Times. He is author of "The Powerful and the Damned: Private Diaries in Turbulent Times."

Vladimir Putin once told me his hero was Peter the Great, the early 18th-century czar who turned Russia into a modern European power.

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