Putin, Clinton Michele talks to Masha Lippmann, deputy editor of the Russian newsmagazine Itogi, about what President Clinton can expect when he meets Vladimir Putin. Lippmann is alarmed by Putin's crackdown on the independent media and his appointment of several former KGB officers as regional governors. But she says Putin and most Russians aren't too concerned about what an American president has to say about Putin's policies, nor his war in Chechnya. Putin hopes, instead, to show that Russia is now a well-managed country and attractive to investors.
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Michele talks to Masha Lippmann, deputy editor of the Russian newsmagazine Itogi, about what President Clinton can expect when he meets Vladimir Putin. Lippmann is alarmed by Putin's crackdown on the independent media and his appointment of several former KGB officers as regional governors. But she says Putin and most Russians aren't too concerned about what an American president has to say about Putin's policies, nor his war in Chechnya. Putin hopes, instead, to show that Russia is now a well-managed country and attractive to investors.