United Russia nominates Prime Minister Putin for Russian presidency
November 28, 2011
United Russia, the ruling political party, recently announced their formal nomination of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for the presidential candidacy. The New York Times reports that there have recently been signs that support for the party is waning, but Putin addressed the concerns head-on and expressed his understanding of the unrest among citizens.
"When a regular person has to deal with financial problems or some other problems in his day-to-day life, when he faces corruption and other small problems, he doesn't remember the massive problems," Putin said in his acceptance speech, according to the news source. "The indignation that person has is usually turned against the current authority."
The announcement of Putin's candidacy comes a week before a parliamentary vote, which is perhaps United Russia's effort to secure confidence in the party before the vote takes place, Reuters reports.
People who are working outside the country, but still want to keep up on the latest political news can use international calling cards to make calls to Russia and talk to their friends about Putin's nomination.