The Debate

Putin, the sequel

His re-election was a given, but it is still a seminal moment for a Vladimir Putin who after 12 years in the Kremlin faces unprecedented protests. François Picard’s panel argues over whether he’ll choose reform or repression.

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  • Tania RAKHMANOVA. Author, "Au cœur du pouvoir Russe" ("At the heart of Russian power");
  • Anton KOSLOV. Associate professor, American Graduate School of International Diplomacy;
  • Georges FREDERICK JEWBURY. Historian, Associate Researcher at CERCEC;
  • James F. COLLINS. Carnegie Endowment for Peace. Former US Ambassador to Russia (1997 to 2001) (from Washington);
  • Douglas HERBERT. France 24 International Affairs Editor (from Moscow);
  • Alexandra KOPTELOVA. Political activist (from Moscow).

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Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Elom Marcel Toble, Pauline Heilmann. 

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