Assassination Attempt Boosts Putin Electorally

Analysis: The assassination attempt against Vladimir Putin is being touted by his supporters as proof of his indispensability. Amiel Ungar, 2/28/2012, 5:26 AM

Putin Credits Himself With Reforming The Army

Vladimir Putin has claimed credit for restoring the Russian Army after years of neglect.Amiel Ungar, 2/22/2012, 5:39 AM

Putin Machine Readies For First Ballot Triumph

The Putin camp has made up its mind. A second ballot will feed the protests and therefore things should be wrapped up on the first ballot.Amiel Ungar, 2/15/2012, 11:24 PM

Putin Promises Liberalization And Less Corruption

Defending his economic record, Vladimir Putin claimed that the first years were needed to create the infrastructure for economic takeoffץAmiel Ungar, 1/31/2012, 12:16 AM

Putin Distances Himself From Russian Nationalists

As Russian nationalists have increasingly joined the opposition, Putin has set out a position that is eerily reminiscent of the USSR.Amiel Ungar, 1/25/2012, 5:14 PM

Medvedev's Rhetorical Liberalism Goes Only So Far

Dimitry Medvedev appeared to be opening some liberal space between himself and Putin, but urged a Putin victory and rejected US criticism.Amiel Ungar, 12/19/2011, 7:00 AM

Clinton Admits Meddling in Moscow

Hillary Clinton admitted the US had openly backed protests in Russia; remained silent about US funds influencing the vote.Gabe Kahn., 12/8/2011, 5:37 PM

Putin: US to Blame for Election Protests

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of stirring the pot in Moscow over this week's parliamentary vote.Chana Ya'ar, 12/8/2011, 12:25 PM

Moscow Resembles Kiev and Minsk After Elections

Moscow residents are protesting the illegalities of the vote.Aryeh ben Hayim, 12/6/2011, 6:06 PM

United Russia Stumbles Badly but Intends to Rule

Even the usual vote rigging won't expunge the shock of the exit polls for United RussiaAmiel Ungar, 12/5/2011, 2:24 PM

Russian Populace Not Enamored of Leadership

Lucky for the Russian establishment that it controls the electoral process, including the count. It could have been in for trouble.Amiel Ungar, 11/12/2011, 9:53 PM

Putin: I'm Your Hardest Working Leader

Despite a predetermined outcome in his favor, Vladimir Putin is running hard to preserve his legitimacy.Amiel Ungar, 10/31/2011, 5:33 AM

Parties Compete for Seats in the State Duma

Russian Duma elections began today but with a 7% electoral threshold few parties will get in. Aryeh ben Hayim, 8/30/2011, 6:23 PM