The Straw to Break Putin's Back

The Moscow Times publishes an opinion editorial by former State Duma deputy Vladimir Ryzhkov which says that the Kremlin’s recent adoption law may be the straw that breaks the Kremlin's back and raises the question of whether President Vladimir Putin's regime has a moral right to rule the country. The article says that tens of thousands of protesters and the millions of other Russians are reaching a boiling point. If Mr Putin's regime insists on maintaining the status quo and does not address the protesters' legitimate concerns with real changes to the political system, we could see a social explosion sooner than anyone expects.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013