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How Putin Holds Power Over Russia

Investigative reporter Catherine Belton joins Deep Dish host Brian Hanson to explain Vladimir Putin's rise to power.
View of the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia during winter.
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A July 1 presidential referendum will determine if Russia's President Putin can remain in power until 2036. Investigative reporter Catherine Belton joins Deep Dish to examine the people that surround Russia's enigmatic leader—and the financial ties to the West that makes the Kremlin's dominance possible.

About the Guests
Catherine Belton
Reporter, Reuters
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson