Vladimir Putin’s inner circle

While political opponents of the president-elect are sentenced to prison, political cronyism is alive and well.

    Russian courts have recently doled out punishments to three opposition activists. It’s being seen as a warning to critics of President-elect Vladimir Putin.

    But while political opposition continues, political cronyism is alive and well.

    Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford takes a look at Putin's rich and powerful inner circle.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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