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Police In Russia Arrest Top Opposition Figures, Demonstrators At Protest

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

MOSCOW — A demonstration by at least 20,000 people on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president turned into a battle with police Sun...

A Sobering Look Inside Putin's Russia

Barry D. Wood | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business
Barry D. Wood

PRAGUE -- Vaclav Havel was stooped and frail last week when he opened his annual Forum 2000 at the glittering Zofin palace beneath Prague Castle. Wh...

Russian Anti-Government Protests End In 150 Arrests

AP | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian police arrested about 150 people, including two prominent opposition figures, who were trying to take part in unauthorized anti-gove...

Hundreds Rally Against Putin In Russia

AP | DAVID NOWAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — About 500 people demonstrated in a central Moscow square Monday to demand the ouster of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his "rule of ...

Putin's Pee Joke: It Would Be Funny if it Weren't so Sad

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

It is one of Russia's oldest traditions to write directly to the Tsar when something goes wrong. Putin did not create this mentality. It is just a symptom of an authoritarian state that rests upon a giant, immovable bureaucracy.

Russian Police Seize 100,000 Anti-Putin Books

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Russian police seized 100,000 copies of a book critical of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that activists planned to hand out at the Saint Petersburg In...

Sochi Mayoral Election: Kremlin Favorite Wins As Opposition Candidate Claims Fraud

AP | STEVE GUTTERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SOCHI, Russia — The Kremlin favorite won an overwhelming victory in the mayoral election in the Russian city hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, a...

An Oligarch, a Poisoning Suspect and an Opposition Leader May Run For Mayor of Sochi

Russia Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russia Magazine

The city which hosts the Olympics in 2014 and becomes a showcase of Russian international standing over the next five years is up for grabs. That elevates the mayoral election in a small resort town of Sochi to the national level.