Russians’ Declining Faith In Putin’s Motives

March 1, 2012

This weekend’s presidential election in Russia will likely return Vladimir Putin to the office he held just four years ago. With his anti-American campaign rhetoric, an uncertain political system, an economy in need of reform, and a populace that is wary about his return, Putin’s presidency will present Washington and the world many challenges to contend with, says Senior Fellow Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe.