Controversy surrounds Putin win in Russian election
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin emerged victorious in elections for the Russian presidency held over the weekend. Putin, who has been a major figure in Russian politics for many years, was elected to a third term, after he held the position for two terms from 2000 to 2008. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with UF Professor of Political Science Brian Moraski about Putin’s victory, the controversy surrounding it, and what it could mean for Russia’s future.
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