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Russia, on its way to deep freeze

Its actions and intentions are clear, Vladimir Putin’s government is aligned with rogue nations and is out of step with Western values and the free world. The damage is done, and the question is how deep will Russia put itself into the freezer. For the Russian government, it is a matter of balancing its desire to reclaim lost territory and to expand its presence versus being a viable part of global enterprise. Apparently, they prefer to build their own brand instead of joining freer nations. The question is what works best for people? That decision remains with citizens who must decided and assert their desires. When the free world lends a hand, people have a better chance to escape the grasp of tyranny that still exists in many forms.

The future is in Putin's hands
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“The British foreign secretary, William Hague, warned Russia it faced being frozen out by the west for years if it did not stop destabilising Ukraine. He said London was prepared to take a financial hit from sanctions affecting business relations.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/15/russia-frozen-out-ukraine-crisis?CMP=ema_565

Leaders are asking Putin to choose a different path before more damage is done. What will life be like for Russians in the deep freeze? They have been there before in the not too distance past. Will the Russian youth be happy with that?

“Nato chief calls on Russia to stop destabilising Ukraine

Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Russia should 'stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution'”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/15/russia-frozen-out-ukraine-crisis?CMP=ema_565