Putin's Russia

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Russians will head to the polls Sunday, where they're expected to hand a landslide victory to President Vladimir Putin. Though less than a year ago Putin spoke eloquently about his vision of Russia taking its place among the world-s great democracies, recently the former KGB agent has been acting a lot more like one of Russia-s old authoritarian leaders than a champion of democracy. How has he consolidated power? Why is he so popular with Russians? What-s become of the political opposition? What impact does Putin-s behavior domestically have on his relations with the West? Guest host Sara Terry speaks with a journalist in Moscow, experts from the Carnegie Institute and Heritage Foundation, and former cabinet officials from Presidents Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.
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Guest host Sara Terry is an award-winning writer and photographer, who has written for the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, Fast Company, Rolling Stone and the Boston Globe. Her current photo-documentary project is Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace.

Reuters' article on PM Latortue's challenge ahead

President Vladimir Putin

Lipman's article on proving loyalty in Putin's Russia

Economist article on new Greek government

Athens 2004 Olympics

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on security at 2004 Olympics



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