Putin Is Paying Attention To Opposition Council

In an opinion editorial in The Moscow Times Vladimir Frolov, president of LEFF Group, argues that President Vladimir Putin is paying attention to the opposition's Coordinating Council. The Kremlin sees the council for what it is potentially worth: an independent structure of political authority with legitimacy among the many active Russian voters. Until this election, anti-Putin forces lacked an "assembly point" and an organisational capacity to coordinate their messages and action. The Coordination Council solves this structural problem. There is now a body of elected public figures who have the legitimacy to speak and act on behalf of Mr Putin's opponents.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012