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The Debate

Putin: What Russians really want (Part 2)

For all the criticism from the West, Vladimir Putin remains popular among voters. But riots in Moscow last weekend targeting migrants from the Caucasus and the former Soviet Central Asian republics point to seething resentment that goes beyond nationalistic xenophobia.

  • Celestine BOHLEN, Freelance journalist
  • Olga NIKOLAEVA, Secretary General of Russie Libertés.
  • Ben JUDAH, Author of Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In And Out Of Love With Vladimir Putin
  • Sergey MARKOV, Moscow Institute of International Relations

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    Programme produced and prepared by David Boratav, Haxie Meyers and Christopher Davis


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