Photo Gallery: Putin Returns to the Kremlin
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Photo Gallery: Putin Returns to the Kremlin

The Counterrevolutionary Putin Returns to the Kremlin

Mass arrests of protesters over the weekend signal tough times ahead for Russia. Vladimir Putin's inauguration for his third term as president on Monday heralds the rollback of meager reforms made by his predecessor Dmitry Medvedev. Instead of expanding freedoms in the country, Putin has been vaguely refining his Potemkin democracy.