Picturing Putin's Russia

In a The Huffington Post blog, Mark D. Steinberg, Professor of History at the University of Illinois, notes that national polls show there is widespread support for President Vladimir Putin, especially outside Moscow and St. Petersburg. The majority of Russians are satisfied with the political situation and believe their country is heading in the right direction. If the government is wise, it will recognise that dissent and even laughing mockery of the icons of authority is part of a "normal" modern society.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012