A shady smear campaign by Russia's elite signals that Putin may soon be a lame duck.
Putin is fighting corruption, but only to ensure loyalty among the country's oligarchs.
The Kremlin appears to have concluded that, with animosity toward the elite rising, the prevailing political status quo needs to be shaken up.
With a list of criminal charges against him, Alexi Navalny has gone from cult blogger to political legend.
Why a brief moment of hope for a more open Russia, embodied by the country's former president, faded.
The Russian president knows he won't be in charge forever. And he might be looking for a successor.
Intrigue, mayhem, and public shenanigans have gripped the upper echelons of the Russian elite -- just as they did in last days of Boris Yeltsin's rule.
Meet the Russian president's go-to operator, a man whose power inside Russia's leadership structure is rapidly increasing.
Remembering one of Russia's greatest legal crusaders
A fractious opposition movement, a divided elite, urgent demographic pressures, and a growing and frustrated middle class could make for a volatile 2013.
At the end of 2012, Russia is uneasily suspended between one political era resisting its end and another struggling to begin.
It wasn't to break news.
... and what it says about the state of Russia's political elite
What an alliance between a former finance minister and a prominent opposition leader could mean for the prospects of political reform.
Leaked documents suggest that the Russian president is considering a re-branding. Don't count on it.
Interpreting the Kremlin probe into Rostelekom and its CEO
Unlike his counterparts in Beijing, he's failing to build an autocratic system that will outlive his time in office.
How two pivotal figures in modern Russian history could help explain what Vlad will do next.
When the Soviet premier died 30 years ago, it opened up a series of political debates and power struggles that continue to this day.
The apparent government kidnapping of an influential opposition figure is exposed. What will happen next?