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Putin Admits Mistakes in Chechnya Policy

Russian President Vladimir Putin admits making mistakes in his policy on Chechnya, and suggests he'd be willing to give the breakaway republic much greater autonomy. But he rejects criticisms that he should have negotiated with rebels in last week's deadly school siege. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.