The Heat: Russia Election

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Russian President Vladimir Putin won a fifth term with 87% of the vote and will lead the country until 2030. Putin’s victory has been dismissed by western countries as not a genuine reflection of the president’s popularity. What does Putin’s new term mean for Russia and Ukraine? 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Dmitry Babich is a journalist and political analyst. 
  • Anton Fedyashin is a professor of History at American University. 
  • Brian Becker is the Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition.
  • Einar Tangen is a senior fellow at the Taihe Institute and Chairman of Asia Narratives.