Russia’s President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, on November 14, 2012. Putin signed today into law the bill broadening the definition of high treason, which human rights activists say can be used against any dissenter as it can target individuals deemed to have harmed Russian security by passing information to a foreign organisation. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI / POOL/ ALEXEI NIKOLSKY (Photo credit should read ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)