As Forbes joked, “in a country where there is an Old New Year must be an old new president too.”
On the elections:
- Russia’s Putin faces protests after poll triumph
- Russia election: Vladimir Putin celebrates victory
- Vladimir Putin: ‘We have won. Glory to Russia’
On the “democraty”:
- Selective capitalism and kleptocracy
- As Russia Claims Democracy, Is It Redefining The Word?
- Природа (нашей) демократии
The unfortunate thing about the elections in Russia is that they are boring. At least in some other countries the elections are staged so that you have an illusion of a fight for power, you get excited over the process and wait eagerly for results. Russia does not bother. Boring.