• [Vladimir] Putin is more of a poker player. In poker, unlike chess, you can effectively compensate for a very weak hand by bluffing. There are fixed rules in chess, and no one knows how the game will end. Things are currently the other way around in Putin's realm. But it won't stay that way forever.

    "Putin Needs Wars To Legitimize His Position". Interview with Erich Follath, November 10, 2015.
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