Feb 24, 2012
Putin warns against foreign influence as thousands rally in supportPutin has tried to discredit the protesters by accusing their leaders of being paid agents of the United States working to weaken Russia.
Feb 20, 2012
Putin set to win first round of Russian Presidential election: state pollVladimir Putin will be elected president in the first round of March's election with more than half the vote, avoiding a runoff that would dent his authority on the eve of his planned return to the Kremlin's top job, a state pollster predicted on Monday.
Feb 12, 2012
Putin's rivals face biased media reports and pressureAll four candidates complain that Putin's government is using its "administrative resources" to influence voters.
Jan 24, 2012
Putin's rival could be barred from Russian electionsCentral Election Commission officials told Russian news agencies there were errors in about a quarter of the 2 million signatures of support Putin's rival Grigory Yavlinsky had submitted as a requirement to enter the election, much higher than the permitted amount.
Dec 28, 2011
Putin ejects Kremlin 'puppet master' after protestsThe architect of Vladimir Putin's tightly controlled political system became one of its most senior victims on Tuesday when he was shunted out of the Kremlin in the wake of the biggest opposition protests of Putin's 12-year rule.
Dec 13, 2011
Russian billionaire is Putin's latest rival for presidencyThe billionaire owner of the New Jersey Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, says he will run against him in March's presidential election.