In Suny's Structure of Soviet History: Vladimir Putin "First Person" p.635; Putin "Putin's Prepared Remarks" p.649; Stephen Holmes "What Russia Teaches Us Now" p.707

Written responses should be 300-500 words and double spaced. Create responses in some kind of word-processing program and save them in some kind of PC readable format (.doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf – etc.).
Responses should address the following questions: What is/are the main point(s) of the author(s)? What interesting or enlightening idea did you discover in the writing (if any)? Do you agree or disagree with the author(s)? Why or why not?

These responses are not to be informal, nor should they be written in the same conversational style as a phone text conversation or even a discussion post. Make sure to write clearly, analytically, and with brevity in your responses. These are to be written like a review for a newspaper or magazine, but with your own analytical opinions.

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