A week ago, events in Russia took a turn for the worse. How weakened is Vladimir Putin after the Wagner uprising, Mr. Kimmage?Michael Kimmage: Putin doesn’t cut a good figure. It is the greatest moment of weakness in his presidency. The fact that Prigozhin was able to get this far is remarkable. It shows: His opposition to warfare has a certain popularity and there are high-ranking people who are well-disposed towards him. These are the first significant signs that everything could collapse.

Still, I would caution against over-interpreting the events of the past week. It is by no means the beginning of the end of the regime. It is the beginning of the end of Putin’s career within this regime.

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