Russians will be going to the polls on Sunday to return
Vladimir Putin to the presidency.Despite the mass public protests that have filled the snowy streets of
Russia's major cities, the fact that Putin will once again be elected president
isn't in doubt, though two outstanding questions: whether he'll avoid a run-off
by getting 50% of the vote and whether or not that vote will be fair in the
first place, remain.
Over at PolicyMic today, I take a look at the upcoming election,
and how Putin's return could lead to a period of economic and social stagnation
in Russia not seen since the 1970s.Surf
on over and give it a read.
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