Russia has rarely been out of the news in recent weeks.
Whether sanctions were imposed by the United States for alleged infiltration and election interference, or the threat of punishment for its treatment of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, Moscow has come under repeated criticism from world leaders.
While trying to analyze Russia’s upcoming moves, Kremlin watchers have been grappling with some big questions: What does Russia want? What is President Putin thinking? And where is this vast country headed?
As President Putin prepares to deliver his state of the nation address, BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg travels 2,000 miles (3,200 km) east of Moscow to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, to gauge the mood among ordinary Russians.
Producer: Will Vernon
Camera / Editing: Matthew Goddard