Putin Returns


    • Commentary

    Why Putin Will Face More Protests

    There is no reason to believe that the protests and the problems associated with them will end now that the Duma and presidential elections are over.

    • Commentary

    Still a Delicate Balance

    While Vladimir Putin’s election to the presidency should not change the course of Russia’s foreign policy, his fate will largely depend on his government’s socio-economic and political performance.

    • Multimedia

    Putin's Post-Election Dilemma

    As he returns to the presidency, Putin must prove to the Russian protestors that he has heard their voices and demands for reform.

    • Multimedia

    Russian Presidential Election Results

    Despite the Kremlin's need for domestic and international legitimacy, there was widespread irregularity and fraud in Russia's recent presidential elections.

    • Commentary

    Putin Beats The Spread

    Putin's return to the Kremlin may be good news for Dmitri Medvedev and Russia's oligarchs, but the middle class, especially the younger generation, is less optimistic about his re-election and the country's future.

    • Multimedia

    Is Putin's Victory Guaranteed?

    It is not certain that Putin will win the elections on Sunday, but it is very likely. If Putin is elected, he will face implications in Russia's domestic policy and its relationship with the United States.

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