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Protesters Take to Moscow’s Streets

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny among those arrested after one of the biggest protests in Moscow for years By Miriam Elder March 5, 2012 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/05/putin-protesters-moscow Thousands of Russians streamed through metal detectors for hours,…

Russia Will Stand Up to Putin, Says Jailed Former Oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Opponent confident mass protests and demands for more open democracy will thwart Russian PM’s attempts to remain in power By Luke Harding and Mark Rice-Oxley Sunday 26 February 2012 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/26/russia-putin-elections-mikhail-khodorkovsky The Arab spring…

Putin Protesters Form Human Chain Enveloping Central Moscow

Putin Protesters Form Human Chain Enveloping Central Moscow 02/26/12 07:38 AM ET   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/26/putin-protests-human-chain-moscow_n_1302144.html MOSCOW — Thousands of people holding hands formed a 16-kilometer (10-mile) human chain encircling central Moscow on Sunday in…

Anti-Putin Protesters March Through Moscow

Tom Parfitt (in Moscow), The Guardian, Feb. 4, 2012 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/04/anti-putin-protests-moscow-russia Up to 120,000 Russian anti-government protesters demand political reform as Putin supporters stage counter-rally Tens of thousands of demonstrators have braved temperatures of…

Vast Rally in Moscow Is a Challenge to Putin’s Power

Ellen Barry and Michael Schwirtz, New York Times, 12-24-2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/world/europe/tens-of-thousands-of-protesters-gather-in-moscow-russia.html?pagewanted=all MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of citizens converged in Moscow on Saturday for the second huge antigovernment demonstration in a month, an early…

Tens of Thousands of Protesters Pressure Putin

By Thomas Grove and Guy Faulconbridge   http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE7BN04720111224?sp=true MOSCOW (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of flag-waving and chanting protesters called on Saturday for a disputed parliamentary election to be rerun and an end to…

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