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Several tensions run deep in Russian society: Politics are decided by elections without democracy. A growing number of Russian billionaires have outlandish wealth but no political power. And Putin is a populist without the people. ILYA MATVEEV analyzes the situation in this Mitchell Center interview with RAFAEL KHACHATURIAN.
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