BBC World Service Look Ahead: Putin's State Of The Union, Italian Elections Chris Remington Monday, February 26, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP Vladimir Putin delivers his State of the Union Address under the cloud of controversy surrounding Russian interference in the U.S. election. BBC World Service editor Rob Hugh Jones discusses how ordinary Russians perceive their leader as he’s expected to tout victories in the Middle East. Plus, Italy’s national election happens this Sunday as Silvio Berlusconi attempts to move voters past his tax fraud conviction. Also, a look at the world’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle.