Editorial: The bromance is over. Biden must make 'Vlad the Poisoner' keenly aware of that

How will President Joe Biden handle “Vladimir the Poisoner”? That’s what Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called Vladimir Putin this week, shortly before being hauled away to begin serving a 2-year, 8-month prison term for concocted allegations that he violated probation requirements. Navalny has good cause to slap that sobriquet on the Russian president. Navalny was poisoned in a nerve agent attack last summer and nearly died. All signs point to the assassination attempt coming straight from the pages of Putin’s playbook. Death by toxin is by no means a new twist in the way the Kremli…

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