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Topic - United Russia Party
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.
Russia's opposition, riding high after the largest anti-Kremlin protests in 20 years, has a big problem to overcome: It's a fragile patchwork of groups whose leaders inspire little trust among voters.
Police clashed on Tuesday on a central Moscow square with demonstrators trying to hold a second day of protests against alleged vote fraud in Russia's parliamentary elections.
Popular support for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his ruling party is falling as voters prepare for Sunday's parliamentary elections.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's decision to seek the presidency in 2012 raises the specter of increased tensions between Russia and the West and the possibility of the former KGB officer remaining in power until 2024.
Vladimir Putin said Saturday he'll run for Russia's presidency in 2012, almost certainly ensuring he'll retake the office he previously held.