Latest update: 05/03/2012
Thierry de Montbrial, author, 'Russia Journal 1977-2011'
With anti-Putin protests galvanising civil society in Russia, Douglas Herbert speaks to Thierry de Montbrial, founder of the French Institute of International relations, about the Russian presidential election. Thierry de Montbrial has spent almost 35 years criss-crossing Russia. Along the way, he has witnessed major political, economic and social events that have shaken the country to the core.