Under President Putin, Russia is working with every tool available to them to one Woodley away, at the edges of the European project, test the fault lines among western nations, and return to a politics defined by spheres of influence. And again, the purpose is clear, to collapse the liberal international order.
Simply put, Mr. Putin has a different vision of the future, one in which Russia is pursuing across the board. It seeks to return to a world where the strong imposes will through military might, corruption and criminality. While weaker nations have to fall in line.