Saturday, December 24, 2011

Protest in Russia

Tens of thousands of Russians gathered in central Moscow today to protest the recent parliamentary elections and to demand the ouster of Russian Prime Minister Putin. Referring to "crooks and thieves" in the government and ruling United Russia party (hmmm.. they must be the Russian equivalent of the Rethuglicans), speaker after speaker called for "Russia Without Putin" and for new elections to be held. The protesters represented a broad cross-section of Russian politics, from liberals and environmentalists to nationalists to anarchists. Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, now Russia Without Putin: something is definitely in the air.

(Photo: Sergie Karpukhin, REUTERS)

No comments: