Russian President Vladimir Putin [AFP]
Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement that he would become prime minister when his term ends has sparked a wave of controversy inside and outside Russia.

He has repeatedly said that he wants to continue to serve his country after he leaves office.

So, does that mean that Russia will again have to bend to a strong and dominant personality?

And will Putin's move weaken democracy in Russia?

Find out on Inside Story at 17:30 GMT.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on Wednesday 3rd October 2007.


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