What life is like for the Russian opposition? Vladimir Putin will soon become the country’s longest-serving ruler since Stalin. Reporter John Sweeney investigates allegations that the Kremlin has subverted democracy in Russia.
He meets the Putin opponent who has been banned from the election, hears from the opposition activists who say they have been attacked and finds out for himself what it is like to be targeted by the Russian state.
© John Sweeney on BBC Breakfast talking about his 10 days in Russia