Andrey Kostin - President and chairman, VTB Bank

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Duration: 30 minutes

Does Russia deserve its status as a BRIC, one of the newly powerful global economies alongside Brazil, India and China? In the words of one respected economist, Russia is more sick than BRIC and it is unclear whether another dose of Putinism is going to provide the boost Russia's economy needs. Stephen Sackur talks to Andrey Kostin, head of Russia's second biggest bank VTB. He is a Putin loyalist and an advocate of economic reform - but are the two mutually exclusive?


Stephen Sackur


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