Russian Democracy and Power Politics

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Vladimir Putin has restored authoritarian rule, but growth and stability have made him wildly popular with most Russians. This weekend's parliamentary elections are expected to increase Putin's strength, even as his presidency will soon come to an end. Will he hold on to political power? Are America's frayed relations with Russia in for further deterioration? Also, citizen Musharraf is sworn in as Pakistan's president, and fireworks as Republican presidential candidates turn on each other during their latest debate in Florida.

Photo: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office



Warren Olney