Opinion

Hipsters, Murals, and Putin’s New Youth Movement

Activists of youth group Nashi rally to mark the 55th birthday of Russia's President Vladimir Putin in downtown Moscow, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007. The signs on t-shirts with stylized Putin's portrait read: "Our Choice!"  Nashi is one of the Kremlin-backed youth movements that pays homage to Putin and seeks to promote Russia's resurrection as a superpower. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)