Wed, May 22 2013
Russia's current prime minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin addresses supporters during a rally in Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin in central Moscow, March 4 2012.
'Today there is no balance of powers in Russia and it is not going to be easy to change that,' Daniel Stefanov, who observed the elections for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), says in an interview.
Russia's democracy movement is searching for new directions after Vladimir Putin's election to a six-year term as president.
Putin told a group of foreign newspaper editors in Moscow that anti-Putin protests since parliamentary elections in December were 'a very good experience for Russia'.
March 4 2012 vote widely expected to produce victory for Vladimir Putin
If Putin wins the presidential election on Sunday, he would rule Russia, the world’s largest country, through 2018.
Prime minister Putin is widely expected to win a third term as president in the March election, after serving two terms from 2000 to 2008.
Before the rally, Putin supporters marched through Moscow in a unified response to several public demonstrations against the prime minister.
The march and rally was in response to several demonstrations against Putin, who is expected to win a third term as president next month.
Russia's revolution of the well-fed, well-dressed and well-informed.
Ashton urged the Russian government to engage in dialogue with the opposition and to review its decision to deny registration for the presidential election campaign to opposition leader Grigory Yavlinsky.
Opponents of Putin's presidential comeback have adopted white as their colour.
Prime minister Vladimir Putin is running for president in elections ON March 4.
World leaders acknowledged Putin's victory with reservations, and international observers say the election was skewed in the former president's favour.
Hollande's call for more spending and economic growth has struck a chord with French voters.
Gallup International Association poll gives president Sarkisian’s party 44 per cent, while three main challengers alleged ‘machinations’ by ruling party in what – in contrast to 2008 – reportedly was a largely peaceful election.
The Freedom House report says the media environment in the Middle East and North Africa underwent major improvements in 2011, but remained the worst-performing part of the world.
Dissatisfaction with jobs is a global phenomenon and two-thirds of workers all over the world intend to look for another job in the near future, the survey concluded.