How long will Putin hang on to power? I Inside Story


He’s Russia’s longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
And if you are a Russian and you are under 20, you’ve never known another leader.
His critics fear he’s preparing to be ‘president for life’.
The 67 year old has backed a constitutional amendment to reset his presidential term count to zero, allowing him to run in another two elections.
The lower house of parliament passed the legislation on Tuesday.
And Russians are due to have their say in a constitutional referendum next month.
The amendments are the latest in a choreographed process that began in January.
Putin argues staying in power after his term ends will be good for Russia.
But how convinced are his critics?

Presenter: James Bays
Viktor Olevich – Center for Actual Politics
Sergei Guriev – Professor of economics, Paris Institute of Political Studies
Daragh McDowell – Russia analyst, Verisk Maplecroft global risk consultancy

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  1. What's the problem you have, when the English people come out from their grudge? Why you always want to run the world according to yours thoughts? Its Russian country, and its their problem who gonna rule or not, why are you interfering in their matters.

  2. Real question is: How long will Tamin al thani will hang on to power? but of course the lack of balls from the journalist who did this video is obvious!!!

  3. Lets be clear- WHEN you introduce guest PLEASE ADD who funds there organisations or pays there wages Then the narrative gets some sense of ballance

  4. How long will Putin hang on to power?
    as long as the russian people wish him to and show it in elections. – a concept this terrorist network will never comprehend.

  5. stalin was not leader of russia but soviet union. russia is not soviet union. twisted aljazeeraterrorist news. look at your kings, rulers and dictators for life without being elected.

  6. As long as 'Al Thani' dynasty rules QATAR. AL Jazeera is a joke in the name of impartial journalism…. You suck up to these Islamic states.

  7. Same face same rhetoric same ideas same same same. Ruble has been in decline for over twenty years. This is actually good since they are a major exporter of metals such as nickel. They sell it dirt cheap ha ha long live Putin! We don’t need another competitor eating up our resources

  8. Este hombre quiere estar en el poder como los Castro y el Cerdo Maduro para dejar seca a toda una nacion, convertirse en el mas millonario y el que tiene mas derechos, asi son los comunistas asquerosos de este mundo. Hay que bajarlos y ponerlos a trabajar limpiando las calles y vean que cuando uno trabaja puede comer, no vivir a expensas de los demás y comprar mansiones que nunca ocupan mientras los mas inocentes viven en la calle. En Rusia la gente vieja tiene una pension de hambre y tienen que sacar la comida de los basureros. Eso lo vi yo en una filmación y tambien por informacion de rusos que conozco, asi es la vida en ese pais, son mas de 70 años y la gente no conoce otra cosa.


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