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WATCH LIVE: An interview and discussion with Vladimir Putin

PBS NewsHour special correspondent Ryan Chilcote will interview Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as part of Putin’s participation in “Russian Energy Week.”

The interview with Putin is expected to begin at 6 a.m. ET Wednesday. Watch live in the player above.

Chilcote will speak with Putin as part of a larger panel examining energy issues and other topics of regional and global importance.

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The event will be livestreamed on the PBS NewsHour website beginning at 6 a.m. Eastern time. Excerpts of the discussion with Putin will air on Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour at 6 p.m. ET.