Russian nationalists were behind a foiled plot to raid the Montenegrin parliament on election day, kill the prime minister, and install a pro-Kremlin government, the government of Montenegro alleged.
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Ilan Berman and Amanda Azinheira write: Russia’s economy, in other words, is increasingly running on empty. Whether this translates into significant, sustained opposition to Mr. Putin’s regime from the Russian “street” remains to be seen. But one thing is already clear: The Kremlin’s claim to renewed global greatness is being undermined by less-than-savory economic realities at home. Western leaders truly interested in curbing Russia’s potential for future aggression should take notice, and press their political advantage. - Forbes