20 years of Putin in power

August 09, 2019

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People attend a rally marking the fourth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, on March 14, 2018. This Friday marks 20 years of Putin in power in Russia. 


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Friday marks 20 years of Vladimir Putin at the helm in Russia. We look at how Putin acquired, consolidated and held onto power for two decades. Plus, we examine the communication clampdown in Kashmir and the apparent uptick in hate speech in the United States with a UN official. And protesters have started a three-day sit-in at the Hong Kong airport.

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