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Putin Approves New Foreign Policy Doctrine Based On ‘Russian World’

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At a glance

  • President Vladimir Putin has approved a new foreign policy doctrine based around the concept of a “Russian World,” a notion that conservative ideologues have used to justify intervention abroad in support of Russian-speakers.
  • The 31-page “humanitarian policy,” published more than six months into the war in Ukraine, says Russia should “protect, safeguard and advance the traditions and ideals of the Russian World.”

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