The Current | Dec 6, 2011 | 21:59

    Russia votes and Vladimir Putin is on the decline

    It was not so long ago, Russians were so enamoured with Vladimir Putin that the top song was one for the women: "I Want a Man Like Putin" ... and he lapped it up, appearing in increasingly macho settings. Now twelve years on, Russians may be tiring of Mr. Putin. Though his United Russia party just won about 50-percent of the votes, it lost 77 seats in yesterday's election and the music may stop for Vladimir Putin. Today, we're asking what this means to Russia's future.

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