Vladimir Putin took the oath of office to begin his third term as Russia's president on Monday, returning to the job after sitting out four years as prime minister. Outside the Kremlin, the streets were empty, as police hauled away opposition activists who were attempting to thwart the president's inauguration. Putin tried to defuse public anger with a series of decrees, vowing to eliminate waiting lists for nursery schools, and promising all Russians access to new housing every 15 years.
Police in Russia’s capital began cracking heads Sunday once some of the 20,000 Russians marching against Vladimir Putin made a turn for the Kremlin. Putin resumes the presidency on Monday after a four-year interlude as prime ministe... Read Post
Russia's prime minister, Vladimir Putin, tonight gave his strongest hint yet that he is pondering a comeback that would see him return to the Kremlin as president in 2012. More on Vladimir Putin ... Read Post