HT: Vladimir Yakunin 06 Feb 12 Feb. 6, 2012

from HARDtalk·

Barring a miracle, Vladimir Putin will soon be back where he thinks he belongs; inside the Kremlin as Russia's elected President. But the cracks are beginning to show in the House of Putin...protests about the failings of Russian democracy are getting louder; Moscow's foreign policy runs the risk of dangerous isolation and Russia's economy is heavily reliant on high energy prices. Vladimir Yakunin is the boss of state owned Russian Railways and a close Putin ally. Is Putinism taking Russia down the wrong track?



Barring a miracle, Vladimir Putin will soon be back where he thinks he belongs; inside the Kremlin as Russia's elected President. But the cracks are beginning to show in the House of Putin...protests about the failings of Russian democracy are getting louder; Moscow's foreign policy runs the risk of dangerous isolation and Russia's economy is heavily reliant on high energy prices. Vladimir Yakunin is the boss of state owned Russian Railways and a close Putin ally. Is Putinism taking Russia down the wrong track?