By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
With its crumbling facades, potholed roads and increasingly disgruntled population, the small western Russian city of Tver symbolizes one of the biggest challenges Vladimir Putin will face after he is sworn in for a new presidential term in a lavish ceremony Monday.
"Putin's support is now largely based on the fact that people see no alternative," Mr. Titkov said in an interview.
"That kind of support is beginning to look unsustainable, especially since the emergence of several strong protest leaders in the recent election period."