Russia's Vladimir Putin held a campaign rally at a Moscow soccer stadium today, and 130,000 people showed up. Russia is holding a presidential election in ten days, and Putin is hoping to retake the office he held.
The World's Alex Gallafent looks at a Russian movie, Hipsters, arriving in American theaters. It's American-style hipsters in 1950s Moscow. The film's director says there are some parallels with the current wave of anti-Putin protesters in Russia today.
Thousands of protesters plan to gather in Russia on Saturday to call for political reform. But Moscow will also host competing rallies, some in support of Russia's current prime minister and top presidential candidate, Vladimir Putin.
About a thousand miles east of Moscow in a land far far away, is Russia's industrial heartland, a traditonal support base for Vladimir Putin. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg talks to Marco Werman about the view from the heartland.