Russia' Communist party has produced a video that has gone viral. It is a spoof of a disaster film, describing the possible election of either of Russia's two leading candidates for president in 2012. Jessica Golloher reports.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin are working hard on their image, trying to differentiate themselves ahead of the 2012 presidential elections in Russia. Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow.
Russians head to the polls soon to choose a new president — who will likely be an old president. Vladimir Putin is expected to win re-election relatively easy, but there's growing discontent with him and political corruption in Russia, which has sent thousands into the street in protest.
In a move that took Russia by surprise, Russian President Vladimir Putin abolished one of the country's state-run news agencies, RIA Novosti. He's reforming it, with a hardline supporter as the new head.