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Quadriga: Putins Russia Who Cares About Democracy?

Opposition activists intimidated, the right to demonstrate limited and freedom of expression curtailed. A year after Vladimir Putin began his third term as president, democracy in Russia continues to be undermined.The day before Putin was sworn in, thousands marched on the streets. Security forces brutally stamped on the demonstrations and the authorities put several of the organisers on trial. The opposition is not a single movement with one voice: different groups propose various alternatives to Putin's policies. But many people are frustrated by a leadership which they believe is guilty of repression, patronage and even of enriching itself.Russia's human rights record is poor. International human rights organizations have accused the Russian government of persecuting those who disagree with it. The state, it is alleged, is assisted by a repressive security apparatus and a compliant judiciary, as well as by laws that make it easy to take arbitrary action against the opposition. T

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