Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin claimed victory Sunday in the nation's presidential election, which observers said had been marred by widespread violations.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday he doesn't fear assassination attempts, a day after state television reported that security forces had foiled a plot to kill him.
Rising discontent over corruption and a lack of real political reform ahead of Sunday's presidential election could force Vladimir Putin into a runoff as he seeks to secure a third term in the Kremlin.
Rising discontent over corruption and a lack of real political reform ahead of Sunday's presidential election could force Vladimir Putin into a run-off as he seeks to secure a third term in the Kremlin.
Well, it's official. The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has asked the Nobel Prize Committee to take back President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize owing to Mr. Obama's missile strikes in Libya. The head of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, also has weighed in, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is really in a snit. This is the best news Col. Moammar Gadhafi has had in weeks.
Russia has broadened the authority of the Federal Security Service, the KGB's main successor agency, giving it Soviet-style repressive powers in a move critics say could be used to stifle protests and intimidate government opponents.