Alleged Putin Assassination Attempt Aired Week Before ElectionsAnalysis: The assassination attempt against Vladimir Putin is being touted by his supporters as proof of his indispensability.
After Disintegrating During The 1990s The Russian Army Is BackVladimir Putin has claimed credit for restoring the Russian Army after years of neglect.
Putin Wants To Win Presidency On The First BallotThe 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.
Putin Claims He Cleared Up Soviet and Post Soviet MessDefending his economic record, Vladimir Putin claimed that the first years were needed to create the infrastructure for economic takeoffץ
Putin Offers Poly-Ethnic State As Alternative To Nation StateAs Russian nationalists have increasingly joined the opposition, Putin has set out a position that is eerily reminiscent of the USSR.
Medvedev May Be Shunted Aside but Still Backs PutinDimitry Medvedev appeared to be opening some liberal space between himself and Putin, but urged a Putin victory and rejected US criticism.
Clinton Admits Meddling in MoscowHillary Clinton admitted the US had openly backed protests in Russia; remained silent about US funds influencing the vote.
Putin: Hillary Clinton's to Blame for Voter Protests in RussiaRussian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of stirring the pot in Moscow over this week's parliamentary vote.
Demonstrators in Moscow Protest Vote Fraud Troops ReinforcedMoscow residents are protesting the illegalities of the vote.
Putin's United Russia Loses Electoral Support; Calls it MandateEven the usual vote rigging won't expunge the shock of the exit polls for United Russia
United Russia, Putin and Medvedev Decline in PopularityLucky for the Russian establishment that it controls the electoral process, including the count. It could have been in for trouble.
Although He Is Sure to Win, Putin Fights Charge of StagnationDespite a predetermined outcome in his favor, Vladimir Putin is running hard to preserve his legitimacy.
And They're Off Duma Campaign Officially BeginsRussian Duma elections began today but with a 7% electoral threshold few parties will get in.