ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Kremlin Comeback: The Putin Overdrive

With a weak opposition and consistent economic growth, the 2012 presidential elections were widely expected to be a cakewalk for Vladimir Putin, allowing his executive tenure to continue for another 12 years under the constitutionally revised extension of the presidential term. However, the plummeting of support for his United Russia Party in the State Duma elections and mass demonstrations against widespread vote manipulation may force the Russian leader to look at reinventing himself.

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