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The Pull of Putin
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At a foreign-policy forum in the weeks leading up to the US election, Donald Trump was asked what he thought of Vladimir Putin. “The man has very strong control over a country,” he said. “He’s been a leader.”
It’s no secret that populist politicians across the West are seeking warmer relations with Moscow, and many even see their own agenda mirrored in Putin’s embrace of nationhood.
Here, Tim Whewell reports from Russia and America as well as Europe to examine the extent to which old wounds have been healed. Is it time to rethink the relationship between East and West? Or are more cynical motives at play?
Why do populist politicians across the West want warmer relations with Russia? Are they just Kremlin agents? Or are they tapping into a growing desire to find common cause with Moscow and end East-West tension? Tim Whewell travels from Russia to America and across Europe to unravel the many different strands of pro-Moscow thinking.
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