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Why is Putin so popular with Russian voters?

Vladimir Putin has been in power in Russia either as president or prime minister, since Boris Yeltsin's surprise resignation on 31 December 1999.

Fifteen years later Russia's main polling agency has measured his support rating at 85%.

That popularity at home is far from the image of Mr Putin in the West.

Sarah Rainsford finds out what makes Mr Putin so appealing to Russian voters.

  • 27 Mar 2015
  • From the section Europe
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