By Sharon Tennison, February 4, 2018
Unlike professional pundit pontificators pronouncing on President Vladimir Putin, Sharon Tennison — a longtime Russia-watcher — has dealt with him personally. In this article, she recounts that experience and makes other observations based largely on her work in Russia over the past several decades.
In 2016 Ray spent a highly instructive two weeks with a Center for Citizens Initiatives (CCI) delegation led by Sharon Tennison. (Turns out Russia had changed a bit in the years since Ray was posted there!)
Tennison is Founder and President of the Center for Citizen Initiatives and author of The Power of Impossible Ideas: Ordinary Citizens’ Extraordinary Efforts to Avert International Crises, which Ray highly recommends. You may also wish to give a copy to your representatives in House and Senate.