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ON THE LINE: Putin's Russia After Sochii
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February 28, 2014 3:00 AM
Despite minor glitches, the Sochi Olympics started and ended with great acclaim. While the athletes competed, the analysts looked for signs of how Russia performed outside the arena. Why these games were so important to President Vladimir Putin? Has our understanding of Russia changed or has it solidified as a result of these games? That’s next, “On The Line”.

ON THE LINE: Putin's Russia After Sochi

Published February 27, 2014

Despite minor glitches, the Sochi Olympics started and ended with great acclaim. While the athletes competed, the analysts looked for signs of how Russia performed outside the arena. Why these games were so important to President Vladimir Putin? Has our understanding of Russia changed or has it solidified as a result of these games? That’s next, “On The Line”.

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