Laughing mockery of power may let off steam. But it may also be a sign of something consequential: that many Russians, audacious and without fear, feel that Putinism has become an embarrassment and a hindrance.
Vladimir Putin will take 'revenge' on Russia's protesters in the New Year with a major crackdown including a state of emergency in a desperate bid to cling to power, predicted a former senior aide to the Russian strongman. In a doom... Read Post
Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled on Thursday that he would sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, a defiant move against the United States that has angered some who argue that it victimi... Read Post