» 03/05/2012, 00.00
Putin returns to Kremlin, opposition returns to streets
The former KGB agent wins the presidential election with 64% of the vote but has great challenges ahead: Demands for democratic reforms and the spectre of economic crisis.
Experts: a new Politburo to lead Russia
According to the report of a leading Russian think tank, the 'tandem' structure no longer exists. In its place, a group of eight people representing different interests and the balance of which is the guarantor of President Putin.
Putin returns to Kremlin, opposition ready for challenge
On 7 May, the inauguration of new president will be broadcast live on TV by six channels. The day before the opposition will return to the streets for the first time since March. But the numbers may not be the same.
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.
Presidential elections in Russia: most tense in last 15 years
109 million citizens are eligible to vote, and 96 thousand polling stations set up throughout the country. Certain victory for Prime Minister Putin over four challengers. Uncertainties of the post-election atmosphere.
Kommersant-Vlast magazine purged over Putin criticism
The oligarch close to the Kremlin and the owner of the authoritative magazine, dismisses the director and the manager after a service on fraud in general elections on 4 December.
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