Pro-Putin media released as president's popularity plummets

Pro-Putin media on Russian state television was increased as the president's popularity in polls plummets. The coverage aimed to humanize Putin as he works towards raising the retirement age — an unpopular move that drew tens of thousands of people to weekend protests. Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing six days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.

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