While crossing Moscow’s Red Square on Thursday, Vladimir Putin was detained by authorities in broad day. Was it Putin’s connections that are alleged to an evident $2 billion money laundering scheme, detailed in the recent Panama Documents flow that did it?
Maybe Russian authorities alleged human rights violations or eventually made a decision to heed activists’ calls to question Putin on the string of questionable killings of opposition figures, continuing allegations of corruption?
Not quite. The Russian president spent in his hometown in St Petersburg, against causing revolutions warning the country’s press and by Friday he was likely back safe behind the Kremlin’s many walls.