Russian President Vladimir Putin enters a hall to attend a meeting dedicated to the organisation of upcoming events and celebrations on Victory Day, marking the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two on May 9, at the Kremlin in Moscow (REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky).
The emperor's clothes are suddenly off. Lilia Shevtsova writes that the murder of Boris Nemtsov and the subsequent disappearance of Russian President Vladimir Putin have illuminated the cracks in the regime. Its cynicism, fear of responsibility and its leader’s indecisiveness are now on full display. Read More ›