Before the Levada Center is shut down, it seems worth highlighting their outstanding work in tracking Vladimir Putin's approval rate. Levada regularly publishes a poll on Russians approval or disapproval of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medevedev, and puts the poll results in a convenient and easily accessible format. In April 2013, 63% of Russians indicated that they approved...
(3 days ago)
People should be allowed to protest against their government if they feel like doing so; this is a basic and non-negotiable human right that cannot be nullified on account of any "cultural differences" or "historical sensitivities." And so it was a relief both that the recent protest on Bolotnaya square in Moscow, which came one year after an anti-Putin march turned violent,...
(17 days ago)
Opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin are gathering for a major protest rally that will be carried LIVE on CBCNews.ca at 11 a.m. ET. It marks the one-year anniversary of a protest on the eve of Putin's inauguration that ended in clashes between police and demonstrators.
(19 days ago)
Russian president Vladimir Putin is back in the spotlight during the second deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11. The first time it was then-president George W. Bush who said he looked into Putin's soul and saw goodness (or read: innocence; it wasn't the Russians that destroyed the twin towers and caused two other buildings attached to it to implode).
(25 days ago)
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that all obstacles that prevent Russians from adopting children should be removed as soon as possible.
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The Obama administration issued the sanctions against about two dozen Russians but avoided targeting many high-level figures in President Vladimir Putin’s government.
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RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has been called a "thief" at a protest against his rule in Moscow.
(18 days ago)
Few peoples on Earth love nicotine like the Russians, but President Putin yesterday signed a law that will ban smoking...
(2 months and 29 days ago)
Russia urged Germany to punish a group of women who staged a bare-breasted protest against President Vladimir Putin on Monday during a visit to a trade fair in Hanover.
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TENS of thousands of Russians gathered in Moscow yesterday to restate their opposition to President Vladimir Putin.
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