Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow.
Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations.
Putin still enjoys widespread support in Russia, no idea why. But over a 100 protests took place today in towns and cities all over Russia, can the gangster regime of Putin last another generation?
The reports today of the wealth than Putin and chums have built up mirrors that of the old soviet leaders. When the USSR collapsed, we all saw the lifestyles of these scumbags, but in Russia at least, they just replaced one load of gangsters with another.
Can it carry on like this, or will the country implode at some point? Perhaps Putin might throw Medvedev to the mob at some point to protect himself.
The more Putin feels threatened at home domestically, the more dangerous he'll become on the world stage as a way to divert attention.
I'm glad we don't share a border with Russia and I feel sorry for those that do.