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Mark Galeotti is a Russia specialist and the Academic Chair of New York University's Center for Global Affairs. He'll be featured in a piece about outgoing Russian president Dmitry Mevedev, airing on today's show (03.09.12).
Here Galeotti compares the economic challenges facing Vladimir Putin as he prepares to return to the Russian presidency to the set of circumstances that Leonid Brezhnev confronted in his final years as Soviet General Secretary.