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The Monitor's Weekly News Quiz for Sept. 25-30, 2011

How well do stay up with the news – from the mainstream to the obscure? Take our news quiz and find out!

- Joanne Ciccarello

1. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made an announcement this week that came as no surprise to anyone. What was it?

Putin presided over one of the most stable and prosperous eras in Russian history during his first two terms in the Kremlin, then stepped down for Medvedev. Now Putin wants to run again, and he still commands nearly a 70 percent approval rating in most public opinion polls.

Putin presided over one of the most stable and prosperous eras in Russian history during his first two terms in the Kremlin, then stepped down for Medvedev. Now Putin wants to run again, and he still commands nearly a 70 percent approval rating in most public opinion polls.

Putin presided over one of the most stable and prosperous eras in Russian history during his first two terms in the Kremlin, then stepped down for Medvedev. Now Putin wants to run again, and he still commands nearly a 70 percent approval rating in most public opinion polls.

Putin presided over one of the most stable and prosperous eras in Russian history during his first two terms in the Kremlin, then stepped down for Medvedev. Now Putin wants to run again, and he still commands nearly a 70 percent approval rating in most public opinion polls.

He's posing with his shirt off again

 

He's supporting President Medvedev for another four-year term

 

He's running for president of Russia

 

He's discovered criminal gang involvement in Russia's Far East

 
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