Putin Tough-Guy Tactics Not Working on Protests

In an opinion editorial in The Moscow Times, Vladimir Frolov, president of LEFF Group, a government-relations and PR company, argues that the Kremlin’s tough-guy tactics are not working on the protesters. A way out of the stalemate might be for part of the elite to set up a direct dialogue with the protesters through intermediaries like former Finance Minister, Alexei Kudrin who has sympathised with the protest movement.

Monday, June 18, 2012