Tens of thousands of Muscovites marched through the Russian capital today in the first mass protest since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin for his third term as president.
Authorities appeared intent on undermining the protest, as key opposition figures were summoned for questioning following coordinated raids on their homes on the eve of the rally. Meanwhile, citizens were offered an unprecedented range of events to enjoy on Tuesday, a bank holiday in Russia, which critics say were designed to draw people away from the protest.
SEE: Radio Svoboda’s livestream coverage and photos.
For additional news on Russia follow Radio Svoboda online (also in Russian) and The Power Vertical on Twitter. For breaking news in all RFE/RL broadcast regions, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.