Beyond mass protests in Moscow against what observers have confirmed as a fraudulent presidential election, several key demographic and economic factors mean that Russians will continue to contest the legitimacy of Putin's presidency during his third term.
Russian officials say the nuclear submarine fire, which began yesterday, did not cause any radiation leaks.
Dmitry Medvedev is looking to keep a US-NATO European missile defense program in check by arming Russian missiles capable of knocking out the defense shield. However, Dmitry Medvedev stressed Russia will continue to have dialogue with the US and NATO on missile defense.
President Obama arrived in Poland Friday for the final leg of his European tour on a visit that will focus on military ties between Washington and Warsaw.
Arab world turmoil could overshadow Vice President Biden's visit to Moscow. Medvedev is opposed establishing a no-fly zone in Libya.