Vladimir Putin won re-election to a fourth term as president in a landslide last year. Now, protests are breaking out around the country as dissatisfaction with the government grows.
Russians Demonstrate Against Putin Over Health Care, Controversial Projects
By Lucian Kim
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The retaliation, "guided by the reciprocity principle," comes after Germany expelled two Russian diplomats last week. The tussle stems from a killing in Berlin that Germany has linked to the Kremlin.