Monday, March 05, 2012

A very eventful Presidential election in Russia-- despite the major protests throughout the country against electoral fraud the last time, questionable practices abound:Map of reported election violations (courtesy, GOLOS Foundation)

Bracing myself for the avalanche of repetitive news stories in the Western media about the election. Putin's Russia is not an updated version of the Soviet Union, despite how oppressive his tactics are.

On the lookout for a few interesting articles.

Some food for thought:

The fight over Russia’s future by Chrystia Freeland (Reuters)

After the Election: Putin Faces His Critics by Allan Lynch (East-West Institute)

Anyone out there have things to add to the list?