Following the protests in Moscow against the disputed December 4th parliamentary elections, RFE/RL’s photographer Yuri Timofeyev documented the mass deomonstrations by opposition activists and politicians, as well as the pro-government demonstrations by pro-Kremlin youth movements.
The OSCE has stated that the election process showed “limited political competition and a lack of fairness” and the protests have shown a vulnerability in Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party stronghold.
Nevertheless, Russian authorities have sanctioned a rally of up to 30,000 people to take place on December 10th in Moscow.
For more photos, breaking news and analysis on Russia and this weekend’s planned protests, follow Radio Svoboda’s reports.
For past coverage, see the following:
The Power Vertical is RFE/RL’s Russia affairs blog written by Brian Whitmore.
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