The Putin Factor: Russia's impact on the French and US presidential races (part 1)

After a weekend veto of France's UN resolution to stop the Russian-backed carpet bombing of Aleppo, President Putin's trip to Paris has been postponed. But in the run-up to France's presidential election, candidates from the far-right to the far-left speak fondly of the master of the Kremlin. Why does Russia’s president so divide politicians in Britain, Germany and even the US, where Moscow is accused of hacking email accounts and where the subject of Putin splits the Republican ticket?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Christopher DAVIS.

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