News in a nutshell:
Vladimir Putin has announced his decision to run for a third time as 'President' of Russia. Thousands of anti-regime protestors have, since then, taken to the streets, demanding a political voice and his resignation.
But Putin feels he's doing just fine. Pro- Putin forces have lately been gathering in greater numbers, often from factories and farmland. "Victory will be ours," Putin said in one such rally. But these demonstrations against him are part of a major, deeper shift of pro-democratic, or at-least anti -Putin sentiment.
Such values and beliefs are not new, though. The movement started many years back only to be quelled by government forces. The government in power shut down and removed (for lack of a better word) its enemies in the state. And now it's cracking down on individuals and NGO's (non governmental organizations).
But who exactly is Vladimir Putin?
- Former Soviet intelligence agent
- Entered Politics in the early 1990's
- Picked for work at KGB (the National Security Agency of the Soviet Union) during studies at Leningrad State University
The insignia for the KGB
- Formed the Unity Party for elections in 1999; a close run with the Communist Party
- In 1999, standing President Yeltsin stepped down, making Putin the President.
- Worked with economists to help improve his country
- Tried hard to improve relations with existing powers around the world
Hope you have a better understanding of Putin now!
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