Thousands of Russians have been marching in Moscow in a rally calling for the resignation of President Vladimir Putin as well as for the reform of the country’s electoral system. RFE/RL’s correspondent, Tom Balmforth speaks to protesters in Moscow.
Yevgeny, 27-year old office worker:
“It seems to me personally that there are many more people here today than they were at the previous rally, at Yakimanka, on May 6th.”
“Why did I come today? Because we are against the lawlessness that is happening in our country, against injustice, against that Putin and all the authorities don’t see or don’t want to see what is going on in the country and because they are telling people that they aren’t patriots, that they are ‘orange’ and so on.”
Tatyana Yamoleyeva, 63-year old retired:
“One should not be afraid — there is no point in staying home and being afraid. They should go out into the streets and speak out to say that the laws the Duma is passing are wrong.”