On March 4, 2012, Vladimir Putin was elected to serve as Russia’s president for another six years, and he is set to take up office following his inauguration on May 7. To his supporters, such as those we encountered celebrating at an election night government rally in Moscow, Putin is a hero, the [...]
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In search of Putin’s money People & Power investigates claims that Russia’s political supremo has amassed a secret multi-billion dollar fortune.
THE ROVING EYE Why Putin is driving Washington nuts By Pepe Escobar Forget the past (Saddam, Osama, Gaddafi) and the present (Assad, Ahmadinejad). A bet can be made over a bottle of Petrus 1989 (the problem is waiting the next six years to collect); for the foreseeable future, Washington’s top bogeyman [...]
Get over it: The Czar is back It’s time to get reacquainted with the world according to Vladimir Putin.
Vladimir Putin shed tears after his victory in Russia’s presidential election [Al Jazeera] Bangkok, Thailand - He even shed tears – an unlikely remake of “From Russia with Love”. The Russian Orthodox Church- which steadfastly supported his campaign – was more than pleased. The tears of the Czarwere, in theory, in honour of the citizens of [...]
Why Washington Wants ‘Finito’ with Putin The Shady National Endowment for Democracy &The Prime Agenda of ‘Whoever’ is Next US President By F. William Engdahl
January 10, 2012 “BFP” – Washington clearly wants ‘finito’ with Russia’s Putin as in basta! Or as they said in Egypt last spring, Kefaya–enough! Hillary Clinton and friends have apparently decided Russia’s prospective next president, Vladimir Putin, is a major obstacle to their plans. Few however understand why. Russia today, in [...]
Russian anti-Putin protests draw thousands to Moscow again Opposition activists claim 80,000 attend demonstration over vote-rigging claims, as Gorbachev calls on Putin to resign
Demonstrators gather to protest against election fraud claims, in Moscow. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Tens of thousands have taken to the streets of Moscow to protestagainst allegedly fraudulent elections, as opposition leaders issued scathing personal attacks on Vladimir Putin in the hope of preventing his return to the presidency next year. Mikhail Gorbachev has urged Putin to follow his [...]
RELATED MATERIALS: Russia: Protests Go on Peacefully Russia: A Voice of Discontent The Era of Apathy (Russia post-election protests) After a decade of being treated like children, Russia’s electorate is finally finding its voice by Tanya Lokshina Published in: Foreign Policy DECEMBER 13, 2011 Western media and policymakers often explain the lack of pluralism in [...]
Russians come out in force to protest against alleged electoral fraud Tens of thousands defy bitter cold and fear of crackdown in challenge to victorious party of Vladimir Putin
Protesters rally in St Petersburg, some placing ‘No voice’ stickers over their mouths. Photograph: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters Miriam Elder in Moscow guardian.co.uk, Saturday 10 December 2011 17.22 GMT Article history Up to 50,000 people braved the cold and snow on Saturday to turn out for the largest ever protest against the rule of prime minister Vladimir Putin. Bolotnaya Square, [...]
Russia braces for nationwide protests Moscow rally against “poll fraud” by ruling party set to attract 30,000 people, with protests in several other cities.
Rallies in at least 15 cities are expected as anger over claims of fraud by the ruling United Russia party grows [EPA] Russia is bracing itself for the first nationwide protest against Vladimir Putin’s 12-year rule amid signs of swelling anger over a poll won by his ruling United Russia party with the alleged help of widescale fraud. Moscow authorities gave permission for 30,000 [...]
Vladmir Putin’s United Russia party expected to see its support fall as people tire of prime minister’s strongman style
Russian women casting their vote in Tskhinvali: Vladimir Putin‘s party could see its support fall from a current majority of two-thirds to 53%. Photograph: Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters Russians vote in national parliamentary elections Vladmir Putin’s United Russia party expected to see its support fall as people tire of prime minister’s strongman style reddit this Associated Press [...]
The reincarnation of the current PM as president poses a challenge to western powers for which they seem ill-prepared
Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, who seems set to become president in March. Photograph: Reuters Putin prepares the Russian empire to strike back The reincarnation of the current PM as president poses a challenge to western powers for which they seem ill-prepared reddit this Comments (73) Simon Tisdall guardian.co.uk, Thursday 1 December 2011 20.00 GMT [...]
Putin accepts party’s presidency nomination Foreign powers accused of funding political opponents of Russian PM seeking a return to his old job.
Putin told United Russia delegates on Sunday that foreign NGOs were trying to influence the course of the vote [EPA] Vladimir Putin has accepted his ruling party’s nomination to return to Russia‘s presidency, while accusing foreigners of funding his political opponents. Putin, president from 2000-2008 and now prime minister, is expected to easily recapture the presidency [...]
Why haven’t the 2011 protests hit Russia? If mass unrest hits Russia, it won’t be in the form of ‘Occupy’ protests – it will be nationalist.
Half of Russians say that their life is ‘difficult but possible to endure’, according to a recent poll [EPA] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – A spectre is haunting the globe – the spectre of the indignant. From New York to Hama, London to Tripoli, Madrid to Athens, a zone of revolt has descended. The year 2011 will [...]
Vladimir Putin’s chief spokesman admits Greek urn find was staged Archaeologists who had discovered ancient amphorae planted them in shallow water for Russian PM, says Dmitry Peskov Vladimir Putin’s claim to have discovered the urns was widely ridiculed in the Russian blogosphere and independent media. Photograph: Ria Novosti/Reuters reddit this David Batty and agencies guardian.co.uk, [...]
Vladimir Putin: return of the king The then President Putin at a military shooting range in 2006 Photograph: Itar-Tass/Reuters It is virtually inevitable that Putin will next year become Russia‘s president again. What will that mean for Russia, the world, and indeed the man who just can’t seem to give up power? reddit this Luke [...]
Dmitry Medvedev, left, is expected to replace Vladimir Putin as Russia’s prime minister. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters The fallout from Vladimir Putin‘s announcement that he plans to return to the Kremlin is being felt throughout Russia, with a key liberal official indicating that he plans to quit the government. The finance minister, Alexei Kudrin, a darling of the [...]