Several thousand demonstrators have begun gathering in Moscow for a march to protest the May 7 inauguration of Vladimir Putin for a third term as Russia’s president.
Estimates put the crowd somewhere between 5,000 and 20,000 people.
A few dozen activists from the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi have shown up dressed in clown costumes and are heckling demonstrators…[read more]
Ksenia Sobchak’s timing was impeccable.
As more than 100,000 gathered in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium to pay homage to Vladimir Putin, the 30-year-old socialite-turned-social-commentator posted adarkly satirical video on YouTube parodying the spate of faux — and often forced — demonstrations of fealty toward the once-and-future Russian president…[READ MORE]
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has addressed a massive rally at a stadium in central Moscow called to support his campaign for the presidency in the March 4 election. Police have been quoted as saying upward of 100,000 people attended the rally at Luzhniki Stadium…