New Jersey Nets Owner Seeks Russian Presidency
Putin has faced a major backlash after his party swept parliamentary elections last week because tens of thousands of protestors have claimed election fraud paved the way for the victories. Russian President Dmitri Medvedev ordered Monday an investigation into the claims. The protestors want a new election, and international observers have agreed that the elections were not fair.
The presidential election, meanwhile, is scheduled for March 4.
“I think that our society is waking up, and that part of the government which is not capable of establishing a dialogue with society, those authorities will have to go,” he told reporters in Russia. “The world is undergoing serious changes, a new kind of person has arisen as the result of the Internet, and communication between the authorities and society will have a more honest character.”
Here's how "60 Minutes" profiled Prokhorov last year:
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