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Putin's support 'on the decline'

Vladimir Putin has been defending his decision to stand for the Russian presidency next year: he has been prime minister for the last four years and if he wins next year, as is expected, he could end up staying in power until 2024. The BBC's diplomatic editor Bridget Kendall is in Moscow and has been listening to him.

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