Thursday, June 22, 2017

Stratfor - In Russia, Protests Demonstrate a Fundamental Change


The Brief

Protests have swept across Russia once again, and the Kremlin has wasted no time in moving to quash them. Demonstrators, many of whom were answering the calls of prominent Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny, flooded into the streets of more than 145 cities across the country on June 12 to demand an end to corruption, better standards of living and some form of democracy. angle 




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