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Amid the World Cup, Vladimir Putin scores some diplomatic goals

By Nathan Hodge on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev attend the World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday. The Kremlin may be locked in confrontation with the West, but the rest of the world is coming to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia is hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and Putin is scoring important diplomatic points. World leaders have been making their way to Moscow for the games, raising Putin’s stature and putting Russia at…