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The Putin Project
The Putin Project

An elderly woman casting her vote, rouble notes, a Russian youth, and Mr Putin

The Putin Project


When Vladimir Putin was named acting president by his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, he was introduced as the man who could "unite around himself those who will revive Great Russia".

As Mr Putin nears the end of his second term as president and is on the cusp of serving as the country's prime minister, BBC World Service looks at how and why he enjoys such widespread support among Russians.

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