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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while answering a question during his annual televised call-in show in central Moscow on April 14, 2016. (Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while answering a question during his annual televised call-in show in central Moscow on April 14, 2016. (Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin made his annual television call-in show appearance today, taking questions from viewers on a wide range of subjects, including the economy and the poor state of the roads in Russia. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with the BBC's Olga Ivshina in Moscow and Edward Lucas, a senior editor at The Economist, about what the Russian leader told his people.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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This segment aired on April 14, 2016.

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