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Putin booed as Russia calls for change
The unprecedented challenge to Vladimir Putin is accompanied by a gradual decline in approval of the Prime Minister and his party: the Russians dissatisfaction with pre-announced role reversal with Medvedev. Satire and protest build on the web.
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Russia isolated; Putin accuses U.S. of preparing conflict in Georgia
In an interview with CNN, the Russian leader lashes out against the "electoral advantage" in the United States allegedly at the basis of an intervention in Georgia. The effort to gain support for the independence of the separatist regions from China and the republics of central Asia has failed. Tensions mount with the United States and the European Union.
The new mayor of Moscow, Putin's victory or a deal with Medvedev
After the "dismissal" of Luzhkov, the Kremlin appointed first deputy prime minister Sobjanin mayor. Analysts wonder about the choice: a compromise in the power struggle between Putin and Medvedev or confirmation of the supremacy of the premier.
Bishop Wert is reappointed as head of the Russian bishops
The prelate was chosen during the XXVII plenary assembly of the Russian bishops' conference, which concluded today. Its sessions produced "congratulations" for new president Medvedev and a discussion on Church-state relations.
Putin picks his “heir” who will make him prime minister
Russia’s president backs First Deputy Prime Minister Medvedev as presidential candidate. Russian Orthodox Church is happy about the “balanced decision.” Jewish and Muslim religious leaders approve the choice. Putin’s dauphin wants his “venerated master” to take the post of prime minister.
Russia against Putin, the Orthodox Church warns against "revolutions"
The central government fears uprisings along the lines of Ukraine’s orange revolution, but people just want to see their right to transparent elections respected. Medvedev opens an investigation into possible election fraud. Anti-Putin groups plans another rally for December 24.
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