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.
The Russian band Pussy Riot ignited a storm of controversy for its protest performance in a Russian cathedral. Arrested and eventually convicted, a trio of band members were sentenced to two year in prison. But Wednesday, a Russian court suspended the sentence of one woman.
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.
Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to Russian rock critic and social commentator Artemy Troitsky, who's being sued by a popular musician who says Troitsky slandered him by calling him "a trained poodle" for a figure in President Dmitry Medvedev's government.