December 6, 2012

New Image for Putin: No More Macho, Macho Man?

Kathy Lally, Washington Post

AP Photo

Hold the Botox! The latest rumors swirling around the Kremlin suggest Vladimir Putin needs a makeover, dropping his macho, macho man refrain in favor of some crinkly-eyed gravitas.

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December 6, 2012
Will Putin Lose Control of Corruption Crackdown?
Simon Shuster, FP
Over the past month, a surreal new element has come to dominate Russia's nightly news. At times it feels like some sort of hybrid reality show, as if the Kremlin's propaganda men have started splicing episodes of MTV... more ››
December 5, 2012
Russia's Elites Are Cracking
George Bovt, Moscow Times
Journalists and political analysts have been speculating about whether the Kremlin's anti-corruption campaign will cause a split among Russia's ruling elite. Even if this is only a PR stunt by the authorities to co-opt the... more ››
December 3, 2012
U.S., Germany Wake Up to Putin
Lilia Shevtsova, Moscow Times
The West is starting to change its views on Russia. In September, the European Parliament adopted a resolution criticizing how court decisions are often politically driven in Russia. In October, the European... more ››
November 26, 2012
Introducing the Putin Doctrine
Anna Nemtsova, Newsweek
Six months after returning to power in the face of mounting opposition, Russian President Vladimir Putin is exercising his political capital—and doing so in imperial fashion. The most recent example: earlier this month,... more ››
December 5, 2012
Vladimir Putin: Alone at the Top
The Economist
Vladimir Putin has initiated some high-profile battles against corruption. But to many he seems increasingly isolated and out of touch. more ››