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Power and the Kremlin

Introduction

With the rise of Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin, historic seat of Russian tsars and Communist rulers, has its youngest and most vigorous occupant for years. In the history of post-Soviet Russia he enjoys unrivalled authority, not only among the public, but also among the men in suits and uniforms who are his instruments of power.



Does the Kremlin hold all the levers of power in Russia - or do checks and balances exist? Click the guide to find out if Vladimir Putin is set to become a latter-day tsar.
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