Best Defense

If Putin ever had to flee Russia, what country might he ask for asylum?

If Putin ever had to flee Russia, what country might he ask for asylum?

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on April 28, 2014.

And which country would accept him, especially if he wanted to bring along his riches?

I am thinking Cyprus. Cuba would be nice but too risky, with old man Castro not likely to live forever. France might be an outside choice — there is a long tradition of Russian émigrés hanging out there. At least until the NKVD started killing them in the late ’30s.