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(Studio: Lester Holt) The eve of the election in Russia that will replace President Vladimir Putin noted.
(Moscow: Jim Maceda) The questions about the transition of power from Putin to Dmitri Medvedev and about Putin's personal fortune featured; details given about the scramble to control state-owned assets, about Putin's income from energy trading companies including Gunvor and of Putin's reaction to the rumors about his wealth. ["The New Cold War" author Edward LUCAS- talks about the in-fighting.] [Economist Vladimir MILOV- says Putin has provided stability.] [Russian political expert Stanislav BELKOVSKY- comments on Putin and Gunvor.]
- Holt, Lester;
- Maceda, Jim
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