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Are Putin's pardons public relations or real concessions?

  • Aired: 12/19/2013
  • 08:58
  • Rating: NR
Was Russian President Vladimir Putin's amnesty announcement for some high-profile dissidents mostly a public relations tactic? To put Putin's move in perspective, Judy Woodruff talks to Angela Stent of Georgetown University and Dimitri Simes of the Center for the National Interest.
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