"It certainly was not the best week ever for Russian President Vladimir Putin." On Monday, protests against corruption swept across the country in over 100 cities. The protests were organized by the social media-savvy opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Over 1,000 protesters were reportedly detained.
Then, on Wednesday, the US Senate voted 97-2 to pass a measure that would tighten sanctions on Russia, and prevent the White House from unilaterally easing or removing the sanctions imposed earlier by the Obama administration. (The only two opposing votes were Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul.)
These two events could have major consequences …read more
Source: Pulse Nigeria