Europe s Putin election manifesto vows reform, but too late for some Russians

Russia's President Putin promised to end police repression and give citizens legal outlets to challenge the government, but many people hear only empty rhetoric after years of oppression. 

Yana Lapikova/RIA Novosti/Reuters

Vladimir Putin has published his first political manifesto in many years, pledging to end police repression, create special courts where citizens can challenge their government, and to seriously fight corruption. 

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