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Putin and the Politics of the Hostage Crisis

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Putin and the Politics of the Hostage Crisis

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Putin and the Politics of the Hostage Crisis

Putin and the Politics of the Hostage Crisis

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NPR's Melissa Block talks with Masha Lipman, political analyst at the Carnegie Moscow Center, about the political consequences for President Vladimir Putin due to the tragedy at the school in Ossetia. At the moment, Russians appear to blame the militants for the tragedy, while sparing Putin blame for the bloody end of the confrontation.

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