Paul Wells in conversation with Vladimir Milov

A former energy minister offers criticism of Putin

Vladimir Milov used to be a deputy minister of energy for the Russian Federation. But just as he was working on plans to break up the giant Gazprom energy company and set up a competitive, diverse energy market, Russia got a new president with precisely the opposite idea. Now Milov is a prominent critic of that president, Vladimir Putin, and in this interview from the Halifax International Security Forum, he offers an incisive analysis of the way Putin uses energy exports to consolidate his power.

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