Russian Media Reaction to Putin as Presidential Nominee
Friday, September 30, 2011
Last Saturday Russian Federation president Dimitry Medvedev endorsed Vladimir Putin as the party’s presidential nominee. This came as no surprise after four years of tandem rule. The Christian Science Monitor’s Fred Weir says that, despite the Putin-era chokehold on major media, some dissent has seeped out, mostly in the handful of remaining opposition media. But it hasn’t much mattered.