Boris Nemtsov in the Moscow Times
With just eight months remaining before the presidential election, we can sum up the results of President Vladimir Putin’s term in office.
But with the burning question of “Will Putin leave office or not?” dominating discussion, the question of what he has done for the country has taken a back seat. That is unfortunate because it is a critical issue that needs to be addressed. Of course, each person will answer that question differently, but I would say that, although there have been some real improvements, the quality of life in Russia on the whole has worsened.