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Vladimir Yakunin - President, Russian Railways

It seems likely that Vladimir Putin will soon be back where he thinks he belongs - inside the Kremlin as Russia's elected president. But the cracks are beginning to show in the House of Putin. Protests about the failings of Russian democracy are getting louder, Moscow's foreign policy runs the risk of dangerous isolation, and the country's economy is heavily reliant on high energy prices. HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to Vladimir Yakunin, the boss of state-owned Russian Railways and a close Putin ally. Is Putinism taking Russia down the wrong track?

30 minutes

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Tue 7 Feb 2012 00:30