After a tense winter, it’s been relatively quiet in Moscow for some time now.
This weekend, however, that changed. While the rest of the world was focused on Greece and France, the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration saw mass protests return to Moscow.
An event in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Ploshchad saw tens of thousands of protestors (with some estimates as high as 100,000) and violent confrontations with police. The Moscow Times reports that at least 70 people were injured, including 20 police, and hundreds were arrested.
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