Photo Gallery: Russians Defy Intimidation to Protest Against Putin
06/12/2012
After tolerating the biggest protests of his 12-year rule while seeking...
AFP

After tolerating the biggest protests of his 12-year rule while seeking election, Putin has signaled a harsher approach to dissent since the start of his new term as president. On Monday, he said: "It is important to listen to each other and respect one another." But he issued a veiled warning to the demonstrators, adding: "For us everything that harms the country and divides society is unacceptable."