: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Is Russia’s Vladimir Putin Color-Blind?

There appear to be few signs that the Kremlin and Russia’s security agencies are ready to adopt a more relaxed approach to opposition groups and dissent, say analysts, notwithstanding that anti-government protests don’t appear to have weakened Vladimir Putin’s grip on power. Last week, security agencies dubbed the anti-corruption foundation of Alexei Navalny, Russia’s best known opposition leader, a ‘foreign agent,’ possibly as a prelude to closing it down. That was followed by nationwide raids on the foundation’s affiliates and other Navalny-connected figures.Activities by Russia’s security agencies“Hundreds of officers with salaries, bonuses and state-funded apartments are carrying out ridiculous …read more

Source:: Voice of America



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