Russian businessman says 2018 presidential election a ‘democratic process’

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Russian businessman Vladimir Yakunin, a longtime associate of President Vladimir Putin, spent ten years at the helm of Russian Railways. He is now the chair of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute in Berlin. In an interview with FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman, he gives us his take on the future of Syria, dismisses allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and insists that next year’s presidential vote in Russia will be a “democratic process”.