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Russia's 'lost year' under Vladimir Putin

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Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin one year ago for a historic third term. Experts on Russia are calling it the "lost year". Political repression has intensified, ultra-nationalism is growing and the once robust economy is starting to sputter. Maria Lipman of the Carnegie Center in Moscow talks to RFI about Putin's presidency over the last year.

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