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Russia's 'Fake' Election

Ksenia Sobchak is challenging Vladimir Putin for the Russian presidency. But some say she's a fake candidate, running a no-hope race to boost the Kremlin's democratic credentials.

Ksenia Sobchak is young, wealthy and famous. Her father helped bring down the Soviet Union. Now she's challenging ex-KGB officer Vladimir Putin for the Russian presidency.
A perfect pedigree? Perhaps. But some say she's a fake candidate, running a no-hope race to boost the Kremlin's democratic credentials.
Gabriel Gatehouse travels to Russia to unravel a tale of family loyalties, a death in suspicious circumstances, and double dealings in the quest for power.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Mar 2018 03:30GMT

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Reporter Gabriel Gatehouse

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