He crushed his opposition and has nothing to show for it but a country that's falling apart.
They're not leaderless, they're not all middle class and they don't want a revolution.
It's now 21 years since the end of the Soviet Union, but Russia's politics are still strikingly teenage in nature.
The treatment of Pussy Riot says much about the close relationship between Church and Kremlin in Putin's Russia.
As a Russian émigré, Evgeny Lebedev appreciates the freedom and joy of being a Londoner (and having Boris as mayor) more than most.
Putin expressed exasperation with the west and repeated the slights, hurts and pains of the past dec