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The protesters who went out in the cold

Vladimir Putin now knows this much: freezing temperatures are not enough to halt the protests in Russia calling for fair elections, an end to corruption and – not least – his own departure. At the latest Moscow rally this weekend … Continue reading

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Carnations, pin badges and a party: how Russians voted with their feet

A week or so before the Duma elections whose rigging has this weekend brought tens of thousands of Russians onto the streets in peaceful protest, I had a telling encounter with a stranger in a supermarket. Curious to know the … Continue reading

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