Putin's Press Uses Signs, Teddy Bears and a Yeti to Get His Attention


Last year she complained about corruption in her hometown, the far east city of Vladivostok, and challenged Putin to justify the massive expenses of hosting the APEC summit there.

This year she pushed him on why the group of wealthy men who control Russia's extensive mineral wealth, known as the oligarchs, were allowed to make so much money when, according to the Russian Constitution, those minerals belong to the Russian people.

Another woman, from a small village, complained about corruption and infighting between police forces in her small town.

By the end of the press conference, Putin announced to the crowd that Interior Ministry was already on their way to the village to sort things out.

The journalists were impressed, letting out a loud "ooooh" and applauding.

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