EI Weekly Listen — Russia and geopolitics by Anna-Lena Laurén

As the largest country in the world, Russia's might past and present has an inherent link to its geopolitics. But since the decline of the Soviet Union, Moscow's eyes are constantly straying beyond the national borders. In Russia, expansion is often regarded as a means of self-defence. Read by Leighton Pugh.
Russian troops on the Russian/Ukrainian border in 2015. Credit: Tommy E Trenchard / Alamy Stock Photo
Russian troops on the Russian/Ukrainian border in 2015. Credit: Tommy E Trenchard / Alamy Stock Photo
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