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Movie star? Master tactician? Man bent on power and popularity? Who is Vladimir Putin? On the eve of the presidential election in Russia, in which Putin is expected to secure another easy win, journalist Mikhail Zygar analyzes the nature of the longtime leader, considers what to expect in his would-be final term, and even peers into the seemingly impossible: succession. That's this episode of Wilson Center NOW.

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