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Kudrin swaps ministerial guise for that of protest speaker calling for election re-run (photo: dpa)

Russia presidential elections: Ex-Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin aims for fairness and moderation

Aleksei Kudrin, Russia’s globally-applauded former finance minister and a key ally to Vladimir Putin has joined protesters in their concerns alleging rigged parliamentary elections in December 2011. But his links to the waning popularity of Prime Minister Putin may play against him as he carves a role for himself as an independent politician. In Day 5 of the 10-da...
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