Posted inMiddle EastRussiaWorld

Putin’s blatant czarist proclivities could wake a virulent Russian bear

The protests that rippled across Russia ahead of Vladimir Putin’s fourth inauguration as president followed a familiar script. Police declared the gatherings illegal, and the media played down their size. Alexei Navalny, the main organizer and Russia’s de-facto opposition leader, was arrested and dragged out of a rally in Moscow by police. On Tuesday, he […]