Putin wins again

Putin wins again

March 6, 2012 Vladimir Babkin

It was no surprise that Vladimir Putin won a third term as Russia's president, and the reason cannot be explained simply by calling the elections "fraudulent"

Putin’s annual report

Putin’s annual report

December 16, 2011 Vladimir Babkin, RIR

Vladimir Putin’s annual question and answer session was more like a report than the launch of a presidential campaign

Twenty years later after the USSR

Twenty years later after the USSR

December 9, 2011 Vladimir Babkin, specially for RIR

The Belovezh Accords, which officially dismantled the Soviet Union, were signed on Dec. 8, 1991.

Claiming seats in parliament

November 9, 2011 Vladimir Babkin

Elections to the State Duma are less than a month away. Seven political parties are officially registered to participate in the elections, and should all these parties actually enter the Duma, they would represent the Russia’s full political spectrum

A liberal tandem in action

A liberal tandem in action

October 21, 2011 Vladimir Babkin

Will the plans of the Putin-Medvedev tandem actually bring about a liberalization of today's Russia?

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