Topic: Vladimir Putin
Under pressure after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party won only a slim majority in parliament on Sunday and the opposition staged its biggest protest in Moscow for years, Putin responded by promising changes.
12/06/2011 08:49 am
A slim -- and messy -- victory for the United Russia party in Sunday's elections foreshadows troubles for Vladimir Putin's coming bid for the presidency.
12/05/2011 02:17 pm
The voters' blow to Putin in the Russian election is another example of the different popular reactions to inept economic management – and is part of the global contest between models of governance.
12/05/2011 02:15 pm
Vladimir Putin's United Russia Party lost seats in Sunday's parliamentary election. As Russian discontent grows, can Putin regain lost ground in his presidential election bid?
12/05/2011 11:27 am
Voters should spoil their ballots in Russia's elections Sunday to protest a stage-managed process, says a leader whose party has been banned. One poll finds that 80 percent of Russians say voting has no impact.
12/02/2011 12:55 pm
Vladimir Putin's United Russia party is confronted with a cartoon pig named Nakh-Nakh in Sunday's parliamentary election. A series of animated clips posted on the Internet challenge the status quo leadership.
12/02/2011 11:22 am
Latin America Monitor Is it time for Obama to simply ask Cuba's President Castro to free Alan Gross?
US officials are proposing new measures to force Cuba to release USAID worker Alan Gross from prison, but guest blogger Anya Landau French suggests trying something different.
12/02/2011 11:00 am
Anyone who thinks that Vladmir Putin’s party United Russia Party will cruise to power in this weekend's parliamentary elections – and that this is the first step in his inevitable rise to dictatorship – had better think again.
12/01/2011 12:06 pm
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
Vladimir Putin is almost certain to return as Russia's president next March. Is this Russian-style democracy or evidence of the country's reversion to authoritarian traditions?
11/29/2011 04:23 pm