10 Dec '11, 11am

la più grande manifestazione contro Putin a Mosca #russia

la più grande manifestazione contro Putin a Mosca #russia

MOSCOW - More than 50,000 people turned out in Moscow and thousands in other cities Saturday to protest against disputed polls that have sparked a rare national show of defiance against Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule. Hundreds of security trucks blocked off central squares in the capital while helicopters patrolled the skies as authorities deployed more than 50,000 riot police and troops for the biggest rallies to hit Russia since the turbulent 1990s. Protesters braved a whipping snow storm to snake their way through tight police cordons and across the Moscow River to a secluded square not far from the Kremlin that authorities picked for the "For Fair Elections" protest. "Right now there is actually a chance for us to change something in this country," said 44-year-old Anna Bekhmentova as the predominantly young crowd chanted "Russia without Putin" and "no to a police state...

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