This week's special edition of Outside the Box is on the looming question of who will become the new leadership in Russia come March of 2008. The country is in a bit of unrest as groups of political activists on multiple fronts recognize an opportunity for a shift of power. I find this Stratfor article to be very relevant in light of the recent death of the former Russian leader Boris Yeltsin.
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Outside the Box
The Coming Era of Russia's Dark Rider
Russian opposition members rallied in Moscow's Pushkin Square on April 14. The so-called Dissenters' March was organized by Other Russia, an umbrella group that includes everyone from unrepentant communists and free-market reformers to far-right ultranationalists whose only uniting characteristic is their common opposition to the centralization of power under President Vladimir Putin's administration.
Minutes after the march began, the 2,000 or so protesters found…