Russia's leaders are discovering that what was accepted yesterday is regarded as intolerable today.
Dominique Moïsi, European Voice - 08.01.2012
Russia is not Egypt. And Moscow is not on the eve of revolution as Cairo was less than a year ago. Indeed, Russia's powerful have at their disposal assets that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime lacked.
As an energy superpower, Russia can open its coffers to appease, at least in part, the humiliation that it has inflicted on its citizens by falsifying the country's recent legislative election results.
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