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“He’s not our tsar”

Yesterday, AP reported from Moscow: Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country — and police responded by reportedly arresting nearly 1,600 of them.…

Another trial in Moscow

Shaun Walker reports from Moscow for The Guardian: A Moscow court has sentenced a former Russian economy minister to eight years in a high-security prison for corruption, in a verdict that is likely to send chills through the Russian elite……

Fighting in Moscow

What we saw in Moscow today was a legal, peaceful demonstration that ended in police violence. But something tells me the fight will do more to end the rule of the twin dwarf usurpers than the earlier, peaceful rallies.