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Is Putin planning on building a new Russian national guard?

    thesqr: In Moscow’s Shadows (New York) According to Nezavisimaya gazeta (April 2, 2012), President-elect Putin is planning to create a new National Guard, a domestic security force uniting the MVD VV Interior Troops, the MChS Ministry of Emergency Situation forces and various other security and military elements. This Natsionalnaya gvardiya would include not […]

LiveJournal: Russia’s unlikely internet giant

thebigfivenews: As Russia prepares to elect a new president this weekend, voters are more fired up than they have been for a decade. It’s partly due to an internet revolution that has challenged the state’s power to control public opinion – and to the blogging platform LiveJournal. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17177053

Putin Is For Lovers of the Day:

thedailywhat: 2012-02-27 20:08 With the Russian presidential election less than a week away, and with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin practically assured a third term, the former head of the FSB is free to have a little fun with his campaign ads. And by “have a little fun,” I mean produce a creepy campaign ad suggesting […]

Kara-Murza: the forecast for March 5

openrussia: Кара-Мурза: прогноз на 5 марта Владимир Кара-Мурза-младший: 5 марта на улицах городов России мы увидим гораздо более массовые митинги, чем то, что мы видели в течение последних полутора месяцев. Translation: Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr.: March 5, on the streets of Russian cities, we see more mass rallies, than what we’ve seen over the past six weeks.

Toys cannot hold protest because they are not citizens of Russia, officials rule

likeagswift: “Now a petition to hold another protest featuring 100 Kinder Surprise toys, 100 Lego people, 20 model soldiers, 15 soft toys and 10 toy cars has been rejected because the toys have been deemed not to be “citizens of Russia” Read more

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From Moscow

Moscow, Russia on February, 4th, 2012. Temperature in the street a minus of 18-20 degrees of Celsius. The people against Putin. Read More