Protests in Russia over the weekend, after a rigged Parliamentary election that still saw Vladimir Putin’s party lose ground, has led to an additional challenge for Putin in next year’s Presidential race. The near-term ramifications for this open dissent is that it offers an opportunity to potentially challenge Putin in the elections, and one Russian billionaire will take up that effort.
|By: David Dayen Monday December 12, 2011 8:15 am|
|By: Gregg Levine Monday January 24, 2011 7:11 am|
An explosion has been reported at Moscow’s busiest airport. The death toll reports continue to grow; over a hundred are believed injured. The blast is reported to have occurred in the bagage claim area of the international terminal.