Upheaval Rocks Russia's Presidential Election
Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's March 4 presidential election is all but assured. The opposition has narrowed to several Kremlin-picked "shadow boxers," and authorities have cracked down on independent media. But voters have had enough. In recent weeks, throngs of protesters have converged on Russian cities, radically changing the political context and forcing rare concessions from Mr. Putin. We explore how Russia's social upheaval will impact the elections.