This is a blog for use in both of my HIS 241 and HIS 242 Russian history survey courses at Northern Virginia Community College.

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17 May 2012

Protests Continue in Russia

President Putin continues to suppress protests in Russia (, no matter how minor.  Former chess champion continues to try and lead an opposition.  It is not clear where this is heading.  Putin is firmly in control and has now been in a position of power long enough to have been able to establish a new class (these is past significance to that phrase) that has also been brought into the power structure.