'Yeltsin was looking for a faceless technocrat'

13/08/2019

Category: European Union, Russia

Vladimir Putin was first named prime minister in 1999. DW speaks to Wilfried Jilge of the German Council on Foreign Policy about what former Russian President Boris Yeltsin saw in him at the time, how Putin cemented his power and what will happen when his current six-year term ends in five years.

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