The news that Vladimir Putin plans to return to the Kremlin has put Russia back in the spotlight.
And one man who knows the country better than many is A D Miller. He lived there between 2004 and 2007, while working as a correspondent for The Economist magazine.
Now he has written a book inspired by his time there. Snowdrops is the biggest selling novel on the shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize. A D Miller has been talking to our arts correspondent Rebecca Jones.
This is an extended version of the broadcast interview.
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