Reports of massive fraud in Russia’s local elections last week reflect the diminishing power of Putin, the unpopularity of his local henchmen, and the ruling party’s lack of unifying ideology. You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today for access to: Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles). You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.