Putin may appear all-powerful but Russia’s Caesar is mortal, too

BY Robert Fox | tweet robfox45   /  6 July 2020

During the course of Vladimir Putin’s hours of triumph these past few days, in which the enormous parade to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Second World War was followed by a 78% victory in Russia’s referendum, one wonders whether the President has any equivalent of the Roman slave who whispered to Rome’s dictator: “You, too, oh Caesar, are mortal.”



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