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Vladimir Putin is a survivor. But Russians are increasingly fed up with his shady methods

If a tearful Vladimir Putin feels emotionally overwhelmed by his election victory in Russia, he might care to recall that two of the Arab dictators who were toppled last year – Mubarak of Egypt and Ben Ali of Tunisia – had previously been re-elected with thumping majorities. The question is whether Putin’s success in Russia, [...]
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Is the White House endorsing 'rigged' Russian elections? Obama calls Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his victory

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

Barack Obama called Vladimir Putin yesterday to congratulate him on winning the election as Russia's next president. Obama and Putin spoke on Friday, five days after Putin won a return to the presidential post he held before his pro... Read Post

Vladimir Putin Poised to Win Russian Presidential Election

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 years ago)

Vladimir Putin’s victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Russia appears to be virtually assured despite a growing number of protests against him. Polling began at 2000 GMT on Saturday in the frigid far east of Russia, and are e... Read Post

Putin Rival Warns of Arab Spring for Russia

News : Truthdig (2 years ago)

If Vladimir Putin, the expected winner of Russia’s upcoming presidential election, isn’t careful, he may face the kind of upsurge in revolt that occurred a year ago in Tunisia, Egypt and other nations when the regional sea change we... Read Post


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