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Who Is Vladimir Putin?
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Who Is Vladimir Putin?

Who Is Vladimir Putin?

Who Is Vladimir Putin?
Only Available in Archive Formats.

Host Howard Berkes speaks with Deputy Secretary of State, Strobe Talbot about Russia's presidential elections last weekend. Talbot says the United States is closely watching President Putin for hints of the kind of leadership he will provide. He says there appear to be two distinct sides to the newly elected president: the hard-line former KGB agent; and the political activist, who was behind-the-scenes adviser to the reformist Mayor of St. Petersburg.

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