Russian Election Protests Spread Across the Nation | Al Jazeera

The extraordinary protests that followed Russia’s Dec. 4 parliamentary elections continue to resound  – an incredibly rare scene in the Russian capital. Demonstrators are angry at recent election results that kept Vlamidir Putin’s United Russia party in power.

Putin, who is currently the prime minister, plans to run for president next year – a post he’s already held twice and while his ruling party suffered a blow at last week’s elections, it still has the majority in parliament.

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from Moscow.

Related: Russian Election Protests Biggest in 2 Decades –Steve Inskeep & David Greene | NPR (Audio)

Russia’s Election Protest and the Soviet Past –Robert Conquest | Newsweek/The Daily Beast


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