Assassination Attempt Boosts Putin ElectorallyAnalysis: The assassination attempt against Vladimir Putin is being touted by his supporters as proof of his indispensability.
Putin Credits Himself With Reforming The ArmyVladimir Putin has claimed credit for restoring the Russian Army after years of neglect.
Putin Machine Readies For First Ballot TriumphThe 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 Promises Liberalization And Less CorruptionDefending his economic record, Vladimir Putin claimed that the first years were needed to create the infrastructure for economic takeoffץ
Putin Distances Himself From Russian NationalistsAs Russian nationalists have increasingly joined the opposition, Putin has set out a position that is eerily reminiscent of the USSR.
Medvedev's Rhetorical Liberalism Goes Only So FarDimitry 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: US to Blame for Election ProtestsRussian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of stirring the pot in Moscow over this week's parliamentary vote.
Moscow Resembles Kiev and Minsk After ElectionsMoscow residents are protesting the illegalities of the vote.
United Russia Stumbles Badly but Intends to RuleEven the usual vote rigging won't expunge the shock of the exit polls for United Russia
Russian Populace Not Enamored of LeadershipLucky for the Russian establishment that it controls the electoral process, including the count. It could have been in for trouble.
Putin: I'm Your Hardest Working LeaderDespite a predetermined outcome in his favor, Vladimir Putin is running hard to preserve his legitimacy.
Parties Compete for Seats in the State DumaRussian Duma elections began today but with a 7% electoral threshold few parties will get in.