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Mikhail Margelov - Senator, Russian Federation Council

Vladimir Putin has developed a knack for getting what he wants. The Russian president did not want neighbouring Ukraine to sign a partnership deal with the European Union - he used Moscow's economic leverage to block it. Nor did Putin want US-led military intervention in Syria - he used diplomatic craft to block that too.

HARDtalk speaks to Mikhail Margelov, an influential voice in Russia's foreign policy establishment. For all Mr Putin's muscle-flexing, is Russia really a global power?

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30 minutes

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Thu 12 Dec 2013 00:30