Police have arrested at least 21 long-haul truckers in a protest camp against the Platon system owned by oligarch Arkady Rotenberg, childhood friend of President Vladimir Putin.
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The battle over the demolish of the Khrushchev-era five-story building continues, with protests by residents and most respondents to a poll saying they believe the renovation is about money-laundering.
Long-haul truckers in Kursk suspended their strike over the weekend but only after officials there agreed not to raise fees or fines on them, yet another indication that the five-week old labor action has brought some real success
New polls show that the share of Russians saying they trust President Vladimir Putin has declined even among those who say they will vote for him and the share who say they will do so is now under 50 percent.
Enforcement of the new Yarovaya package of anti-terrorism legislation could cost $75 billion to enforce.