PBS NewsHour

A Russian reality TV star's longshot bid to challenge Putin

Clip: 02/12/2018 | 6m 38s

Ksenia Sobchak, one of Russia's most famous women, is embracing an impossible mission: unseating President Vladimir Putin. After an elite upbringing and fame as a reality TV star, she joined massive protests against the Russian president and is now campaigning against him. But she is also highly unpopular and some have called her candidacy a charade. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 02/12/18

Rating: NR

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