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Russia's Communists Pursue a Red Revival

Aug 9, 2017 | 19:59 GMT
Russian children are initiated into the Communist Party's Young Pioneer group. The Party's efforts to rebrand itself include attracting more young Russians to join its youth organizations.

Russian children are initiated into the Communist Party's Young Pioneer group. The Party's efforts to rebrand itself include attracting more young Russians to join its youth organizations.

(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

The cracks are beginning to show in the system that has supported Russian President Vladimir Putin's government for 17 years. Demographic shifts, economic stagnation and building pressure from the West have strained the administration and fueled dissatisfaction among the Russian public. And for Russia's opposition groups, the growing discontent --...

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