Vladimir Putin rallies obedient crowd at party congress

Chants rang out around Luzhniki stadium in Moscow: “Putin! Putin! Putin!”, which gave way to “The people! Medvedev! Putin!” and then “Russia! Russia! Russia!” Delegates from the ruling United Russia party dutifully applauded while youth activists, bussed in from the provinces, waved bulky flags for two hours straight. But one man was not happy. “When […]