Russian police have nabbed 100,000 copies of a book critical of Vladimir Putin on the eve of an international economic conference in St. Petersburg. The book was written by two opposition politicians and was to be handed out to participants in the conference. Putin, who became Russia’s president in 2000, is now prime minister. Just this month, Putin had said that he would support opposition protest if it was deemed legal. "Without a normal democratic development this country will have no future," Putin said.