MOSCOW – Thousands of Russian opposition activists marched through Moscow on Wednesday, decrying President Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian rule and calling for the release of people they consider political prisoners. 470 more words
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By ANDREY BULAY
MOSCOW — Prominent Russian novelists and poets led a street protest by more than 10,000 people in Moscow on Sunday without obtaining the required permit, and police did not intervene. 571 more words
MOSCOW — A jubilant Vladimir Putin on Wednesday shrugged off opposition claims that his presidential election victory was unfair and marred by fraud, saying any violations were not significant enough to affect the vote’s outcome. 550 more words
Massive protests usually coincide with tough economic times. We saw it in the Soviet Union. We witnessed it in Tunisia and in Egypt.
So can we use the same explanation as to why tens of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in Moscow? 555 more words