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In Russia Power Struggles Are Determined Not in Elections But Behind Closed Doors

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Putin's People (2008): For similar stories, see: Moscow's Mothers Taking On The Kremlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj5baxwU4ao Was Litvinenko Poisoned By His Friend Alexei Lugovoi? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arH-VNm9srE This Russian Man Has Seen It All https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPq11CbIKHY Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/3807 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures The result of next month’'s Russian elections may be a foregone conclusion but a real power struggle is taking place - not on the campaign trail, but behind the closed Kremlin doors. In temperatures of -23°c, Mikhail Kasyanov, Russia’'s only independent Presidential candidate, is trying to rally support. Banned from holding meetings indoors, he’'s forced to deliver his speech on the street, where he'’s an easy target for Putin’s fans. Putin'’s presidency may be coming to an end but his power and influence are not. His anointed successor, Dmitry Medvedev, is likely to appoint him Prime Minister. But by endorsing Medvedev, Putin has alienated the KGB and FSB stalwarts who backed his rise to power. Led by Igor Sechin, Deputy Chief of Staff, this faction is fighting back. “"Mr Sechin is the only really dangerous enemy”," states analyst Stanislav Belkovsky. “Medvedev will be doing his best to get rid of him”. But it won’t be an easy job. Sechin is seen as the second most powerful man in Russia. He has no loyalty to Medvedev, making him a potent political foe. But the majority of Russians are happy to back Putin’'s man. As one woman states; "“Putin did a lot of good things. If Medvedev follows his way, he will be good too”." SBS Australia – Ref. 3807 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.