Putin 2036

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Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 63

So it appears that Vladimir Putin wants to remain president for life after all. At least for now.

With Putin's explicit blessing, the State Duma this week passed the second reading of amendments to the constitution that would effectively allow him to seek two more terms as president—and rule until 2036.

So have efforts over the past two months to change the political system been nothing more than a big elaborate smokescreen? Or is something else going on?

Listen to the Power Vertical Podcast as Brian Whitmore, Maria Snegovaya, and Donald N. Jensen discuss the latest from Moscow.

March 13, 2020