Video: Is Dmitry Medvedev Independent?

We recently conducted several separate interviews with several Russia experts, including David Satter, Anders Aslund, Svante Cornell, Ariel Cohen, and Paul Goble, to ask them about their impressions of President Dmitry Medvedev’s independence and range of influence vis-à-vis the overshadowing power of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.  This topic has recently come up again following Medvedev’s choice of Novaya Gazeta as an interview platform, and the reiteration of his liberal credentials.  The video below includes some of the excerpts of these interviews.