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Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin
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COLIN ROBERTSON

We don’t need a new Cold War

After the anthems still and the athletes go home, will the enduring picture of the Sochi Olympics be that of Putin and the snow leopard as the precursor to a new Cold War?

That was the warning of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk who last week called on the West to adopt a “proactive policy” in the face of Russian aggression. Humanity, he declared, “may well be on the verge of a new Cold War.”