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Apr 6, 2020

2036 seems like a long way off. That must be why it was chosen as the end date for the next term of the Putin presidency -- if proposed constitutional changes go through -- which everyone believes they will. There is a pesky global pandemic that is slowing things down, but by all accounts, it looks like Putin will have his way. Why is Vladimir Putin such an enduring fixture of the Russian state? Could it survive without him? And what do people think of the plebiscite he has called for on these changes? Kennan Institute experts Matt Rojansky and Will Pomeranz join me to discuss.