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By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

4 May 2011 10:16

I was especially worried about [Putin's] arrests of Russian businessmen and his crackdown on the free press. “Don’t lecture me about the free press,” he said. “Not after you fired that reporter.” It dawned on me what he was referring to. “Vladimir, are you talking about Dan Rather?” I asked. He said he was. I said, “I strongly suggest you not say that in public. The American people will think you don’t understand our system.”