Josef Stalin built a massive luxury apartment compound across the river from the Kremlin to both reward and spy on his closest comrades. The one Vladimir Putin built for his clique is smaller and harder to find.
A Moscow court found three female punk performers guilty of hooliganism and inciting religious hatred in a trial that’s become an international symbol of President Vladimir Putin’s intolerance for dissent.
A Russian court jailed three female punk performers for two years for inciting religious hatred and hooliganism, prompting international condemnation of the case that’s become a symbol of President Vladimir Putin’s intolerance for dissent.
A Moscow court is scheduled to deliver its verdict today in the trial of three female punk performers whose prosecution has become an international symbol of President Vladimir Putin’s intolerance for dissent.
Yury Luzhkov said the decision on when to step down as Moscow’s mayor will be his alone, even after the Kremlin abolished direct elections for regional leaders and reasserted its power to appoint them.
President Dmitry Medvedev gets an opportunity today to lay out his vision for remaking Russia, after a summer in which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dominated TV screens amid preparations for the 2012 presidential election.