Topic: Vladimir Putin
Saturday's brutal beating of Oleg Kashin highlights not only a withering of press freedom in Russia but also a broader effort to silence dissent ahead of 2012 elections.
11/08/2010 12:24 pm
While Forbes magazine still terms President Obama the 'Leader of the Free World,’ the title of most powerful now goes to China's Hu Jintao.
11/05/2010 05:07 pm
The Kremlin is embracing the Internet, heralding online participation as 'direct democracy.' This might seem like a progressive step for Russia. In reality, it’s just a smokescreen – the guise of free society without real political process or representation.
11/05/2010 02:32 pm
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, faces at least seven additional years in prison on charges he stole millions of tons of oil while running Yukos oil company.
11/02/2010 03:30 pm
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Mikhail Kasyanov tells Americans how he traveled the road from prime minister to Vladimir Putin to an outspoken leader of the Russian political opposition. His story of life inside the Kremlin reveals much about the enigmatic Putin.
10/25/2010 06:02 pm
Human rights and democracy abuses have worsened in Russia. Despite a smoother relationship from the diplomatic 'reset' between Washington and Moscow, the US should more forcefully pressure Russia for progress on rights, especially as elections loom.
10/21/2010 04:15 pm
Russian spies deported from the United States earlier this year, including Anna Chapman, have received top honors from President Dmitry Medvedev.
10/19/2010 02:24 pm
The leaders of France, Germany, and Russia will meet this week in Deauville, France, as a first step toward fostering closer ties.
10/18/2010 04:43 pm
Gorbachev criticized the system of strong and centralized state power restored by Mr. Putin, who came to power aiming to reverse a decade of economic slump, social collapse, and political drift.
10/18/2010 04:30 pm