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Taking On Putin

Vladimir Putin is about to face the voters, with his victory seen as a foregone conclusion. John Sweeney looks at allegations that the Kremlin has subverted democracy in Russia.

Vladimir Putin is about to face the voters, and most think his victory is a foregone conclusion. If the Russian president does win six more years in power, he will become the country's longest-serving ruler since Stalin. So why is Putin so powerful? Reporter John Sweeney investigates allegations that the Kremlin has subverted democracy in Russia. He meets the Putin opponent who has been banned from the election, hears from the opposition activists who say they have been attacked and finds out for himself what it is like to be targeted by the Russian state.

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Tue 20 Mar 2018 00:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Reporter John Sweeney
Producer Jonathan Coffey
Executive Producer Andrew Head
Editor Rachel Jupp

Broadcasts

  • Wed 14 Mar 2018 19:30
  • Tue 20 Mar 2018 00:15