Vladimir Putin Has Ruled Russia For Nearly 2 Decades Now. But Now, Opposition Protests Are Becoming Far Too Frequent After nearly two decades of Putin's monopoly over Russian politics, opposition leaders stage a major protest. But Putin doesn't want to give up power. Several independent polls have been denied a chance to contest in local body polls. Is Putin behind this attack on democracy? If so, why would he do it? Palki discusses the issue with Harry Horton from Moscow to get a sense of the development.