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Protests in Russia against Putin appear to lose some steam

Protests in Russia against Vladimir Putin's election win were continuing Saturday but the size of the crowd appeared to be smaller.


Putin wins Russian presidency, exit polls show

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential election, exit polls showed, after a vote that opponents said was marred by fraud.


Miracle or not, Putin on course to win in Russia

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin followed in the footsteps of Russia's tsars when he interrupted his presidential election campaign to seek the blessing of the Virgin of Tikhvin, a Byzantine icon which believers say works miracles.


Russia: Putin assassination plot foiled

A plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been foiled, Russia's state-run Channel One TV reported Monday, less than a week before presidential elections that Putin is expected to win.


Putin to win Russian election in first round: poll

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin will be elected president in the first round of March's election with more than half the vote, avoiding a runoff that would dent his authority on the eve of his planned return to the Kremlin's top job, a state pollster predicted Monday.


Motorists protest against Putin on Moscow's streets

Russian Protests

Hundreds of Russians protesting against Vladimir Putin drove through Moscow Sunday ahead of the March 4 presidential election expected to seal his grip on power.


Tens of thousands in Moscow rally against Putin's rule

Putin Protest

Tens of thousands marched in Moscow on Saturday against the rule of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is seeking re-election.


Putin foe could be barred from Russian election

Russian Elections: Grigory Yavlinsky

Russian liberal opposition leader Grigory Yavlinsky could be barred from running against Vladimir Putin in a presidential election after officials said Monday there were problems with his registration as a candidate.


Gorbachev urges Putin to step down after protests

Russian Elections

Mikhail Gorbachev, who resigned as Soviet president 20 years ago Sunday, has urged Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to follow his example and step down....


Putin's time is running out: Russian protest leader

Up to 1 million Russians are ready to take to the streets to protest against a disputed election and Vladimir Putin's "corrupt regime" is unlikely to hold on to power for more than two years, protest leader Alexei Navalny said on Friday.


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