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At a rally on Feb. 26, a protester holds a sign with a crossed-out photo of Putin that reads: "Betrayed the Russian people."

Feb. 28, 2012

The timing of an alleged plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has raised eyebrows. State television blames Chechen rebels. Many Russians, however, have called the plot a fabrication to garner sympathy for Putin ahead of this weekend’s elections. Stephen Cohen, author of Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, gives his take on the next Putin era and U.S. policy towards Russia. And WBEZ’s Odette Yousef has just returned from a U.S.-Pakistani journalism exchange program organized by the International Center for Journalists.  She discusses the state of Pakistani media.