‘Paranoid’ Kremlin tries to curb opposition, as pro-democracy US envoy sworn in

National Endowment for Democracy LogoDemocracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Russia’s revived and robust opposition plans to rally near the Kremlin next month, maintaining the momentum of protests against the electoral fraud and endemic corruption characteristic of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s “soft authoritarianism.” The news came as the new US envoy to Russia, known for his commitment to promoting democracy, was sworn in by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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‘Paranoid’ Kremlin tries to curb opposition, as pro-democracy US envoy sworn in

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