Three myths debunked about Russian politics
2010 is over. Russia is still out there, alive and kicking. Despite the cowardly terrorist attacks, wide-spread corruption, and anti-Russian hysteria in the internet. No coup was staged in November, when "tens of thousand" of paratroopers were supposed to gather for a mass protest. The economy and the Russian rouble are far from a collapse. Russia did not join the WTO by late 2010, despite previous public statements.
Let us take a closer look at a few of the most widespread public accusations against the Russian government in 2010 and what actually happened.