Putin One Foot in Front of the Other

“Vladimir Putin won his first presidential election on March 26th 2000. Exactly 17 years later, tens of thousands of Russians across the country came out to protest the corruption that has come to define his tenure.” The Economist on the anti-corruption demonstrations that swepts across Russia over the weekend. Here are some photos of the marches.

+ “The mayor’s office warned people that protestors alone would bear the responsibility for any consequences of attending what they deemed an illegal demonstration. But despite those warnings and despite the fresh memory of some three dozen people being charged — many of whom did prison time — for a protest in May 2012 that turned violent, thousands came out in Moscow.” Julia Ioffe: What Russia’s Latest Protests Mean for Putin.

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