Topic: Grigory Yavlinsky
The Russian election has been engineered for a Vladimir Putin victory. His true challenge will come afterward, when he has to rule a country increasingly dissatisfied with his rule.
Defying sub-zero temperatures, tens of thousands of Russians protested in Moscow Saturday to demand fair elections next month. Many singled out Prime Minister Putin as a threat to reforms.
Russia's electoral commission has disqualified veteran liberal politician Grigory Yavlinsky from running against Vladimir Putin, showing that Putin's 'managed democracy' is still at work.
Alexei Navalny, a vocal critic of Putin and leader in Russia's protest movement, could pose a tough threat to his presidential bid.
12/21/2011 11:19 am
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has trumpeted a system of 'managed democracy' that has virtually guaranteed his party's grip on Russian politics – until now.
11/30/2011 01:46 pm