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Vladimir Putin delivers a speech before the start of the first match of the 2018 World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Alexey DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / AFP

Why the ‘Putinisation’ of sport must no longer fool the world

Vladimir Putin has built a state-led strategy focused on building power and exerting control across the world, through the use of sport.

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