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Monday, May 07, 2012
He's Back: Putin Sworn in Amid Protests
Vladimir Putin was sworn into office today for a third term as Russia's president--a six-year term--amid street protests and tightened security. Click here to read about the "glittering Kremlin ceremony."
Media reports that have played up the protests have largely overlooked Putin's popularity and the antidemocratic nature of much of the opposition, an alliance that includes both diehard Communists (admirers of Stalin) and avowed anti-Semites and racists on the far right.