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Putin Suffers Setback in Moscow Election, But Remains Secure Nonetheless

Putin Suffers Setback in Moscow Election, But Remains Secure Nonetheless

September 10, 2019

In what many analysts saw as a test for Vladimir Putin’s rule, the Moscow election was a setback of sorts, but the opposition’s orientation towards capitalism undermines its own anti-corruption platform, says Tony Wood

Russia's Anti-Gov't Protests Draw Large Crowds, but Putin Remains Secure

Russia’s Anti-Gov’t Protests Draw Large Crowds, but Putin Remains Secure

August 16, 2019

Western media like to present Alexei Navalny as Russia’s main opposition leader, because his actions have sparked the recent protest wave, but he hardly represents anyone, says Aleksandr Buzgalin. Rather, the protests express opposition to the Russian system

Russia's President Putin Cracks Down, Despite Maintaining Broad Popular Support 

Russia’s President Putin Cracks Down, Despite Maintaining Broad Popular Support 

August 4, 2019

Russia expert Tony Wood discusses the arrest and possible poisoning of Alexei Navalny, who was banned from running in local elections and protested that decision. Putin’s apparent effort to contain Navalny, even though he poses no real threat, displays Putin’s paranoia, says Wood

West’s Anti-Russian Fervor Will Help Putin Win Election On Sunday

March 18, 2018

As Russia heads into a presidential election on Sunday, Vladimir Putin’s popularity soars with every accusation and sanction Western countries hurl against him, says Prof. Alexander Buzgalin

Russia Moves Towards More Political Repression

July 22, 2013

Aleksandr Buzgalin: Western media focuses on Putin’s repression of pro-Western opposition but ignores workers and civil society fighting for social, economic and democratic rights