Vladimir Putin has penned a series of articles, logically concluding with his recent piece on foreign policy. On the one hand, he has indicated that foreign policy is a derived function of domestic policy, and that its aim is to create an environment necessary for the country’s internal development.
Several news media outlets have reported that hundreds of protestors have been arrested and detained by police during the mass demonstrations following Sunday’s presidential election results. Among them is Alexei Navalny, main opposition figure and political activist blogger.
Read more about Navalny’s arrest, the EU’s criticism of the elections and US pressure to conduct investigations on election fraud all at Reuters.
“A statement from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says there was no real competition. It says abuse of government resources ensured that the winner was never in doubt.”
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Compliments of Voice of America Moscow Bureau Chief James Brooke:
“Social networks are making opposition politics very sociable.”
With the much publicized presidential elections occuring in Russia on Sunday, will Putin’s projected win come to fruition? Can he avoid a run-off? If he does win, what will happen to the opposition movement and how will the organizers re-strategize?
Read more at: Russia Watch at Voice of America