Russian voters this week dealt the party of President Vladimir Putin a heavy blow in local elections that were marred by street protests and police crackdowns in Moscow. Putin's United Russia party lost control of key regions, including the capital, raising questions of how long he may continue to lead what some analysts say is an increasingly restive nation. For Ricardo Marquina and Olga Pavlova in Moscow, Mary Motta, reports.
Originally published at - https://morigin.voanews.eu/a/putin-election-defeat-signals-uncertain-future-for-russia/5078769.html
] [ Comments
] [See why this is trending