Putin’s Popularity

Accusations that Russia may have played a role in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine have only added to Vladimir Putin’s international PR problems. But inside Russia, Putin’s popularity is at an all-time high. A recent Gallup poll says that 83 percent of Russians approve of his job performance.

Credits

Guest:
Masha Gessen - staff writer at the New Yorker - @mashagessen

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott