🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: Putin‚Äôs Grip on Russia | The New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: Putin‚Äôs Grip on Russia by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

President Vladimir V. Putin has been elected to a fourth term, drawing support from more than three-quarters of voters. How is the most powerful man in Russia staying that way?

On today’s episode:
‚Äʬ†Steven Lee Myers, a former Moscow bureau chief of The New York Times who covered Vladimir V. Putin‚Äôs rise to power and who is the author of ‚ÄúThe New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin.‚ÄĚ

Background reading:
‚ÄĘ The long-serving Russian leader¬†has become a model for the modern autocrat.
‚ÄĘ Russian voters gave Mr. Putin their¬†resounding approval for a fourth term¬†on Sunday.

A great, but brief overview of Vladimir Putin and his backstory leading up to his present position.

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