Protests Russia

Opposition to Vladimir Putin a Sign of Democracy

Peter Worthington | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The fact that the top politician in Russia can be denounced in the streets with something resembling impunity, is reassuring and evidence of democracy. Russia is not the old Soviet Union where criticism was viewed as treason, and elections were won by 98 per cent of the vote going to the only candidate on the ballot.