The Levada Center, a Russian independent pollster, may be forced to close after prosecutors said it may be violating President Vladimir Putin’s law on foreign agents, said Lev Gudkov, head of the researcher.
The Pussy Riot punk performers jailed for protesting against Vladimir Putin remained defiant in their first public appearance in Moscow after their release, painting the Russian president as paranoid and power hungry.
Acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin will probably win the first direct election for the city’s leader in a decade in the first round, according to a survey published by the Russian research company Levada Center.
Working in a St. Petersburg restaurant after high school, Kristina Kochetkova was prepared for long hours and rude customers. She didn’t expect her boss to goad her in front of her co-workers for having two mothers.