Putin has attempted to project power beyond Russia and has proven to be efficient. An article in Democracy Digest questions how strong Putin really is.
Vladimir Putin articles on Democracy Chronicles
Vladimir Putin is the dictator of Russia and one of most powerful dictators in the world second only to the leadership of China. Anti-democracy policy spread around the world with revenue from oil and gas monopolies. Also see our articles on Russia.
White House officials reportedly similarly restricted access to President Trump’s phone calls with the Saudi royal family and Russian President Putin.
Russians deserve to live in a free democracy and the world must come to their defense, according to an open letter signed by prominent democracy advocates.
By any measure, the decline of Putinism is indisputable. It was best captured by a poll conducted in May by the government-run Public Opinion Center.
The prevailing takeaway from this year’s G7 summit was that it resulted in little progress on many of problems while potraying Trump as Putin’s puppet.
Pro-Democracy Russian organizers have continued their protests in Moscow for a fourth straight weekend demanding more candidates be allowed to run in the upcoming City Council election.
Putin denies U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies claims that the Kremlin used disinformation and other tactics in the 2016 presidential election.
Freeing Ivan Golunov, who was arrested on trumped up drug charges, has buoyed liberal opponents of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.
President Putin has signed legislation enabling Russian authorities to block websites and punishment for “fake news” and material deemed insulting .
Activists in Russia have kicked off demonstrations against a new bill, which its critics say is part of an effort to facilitate censorship.