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Thousands Take Civic Action in Russia

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Prominent Russian novelists and poets led a street protest by more than 10,000 people in Moscow on Sunday without obtaining the required permit, and police did not intervene.

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Roger G (154)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:18 pm
noted thanks !

. (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:30 pm
NOW that Putin has been re-elected, people are marching in the thousands? My grandmother had a saying, which she got from her mother who was from White Russia - "If we had nothing to complain about, what would we talk about?".

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:41 pm
For Russians, this is quite substantial.

These protests may have more longevity than I'd originally thought.

I'll be watching with interest. Thank, Cal.

Nicole W (646)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 1:59 pm
noted, thanks Cal.

Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 3:57 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 5:05 pm
I guess the stability he was too bring was just a dream. I hope he does not believe that his victory in March gives him a genuine mandate to rule, time shall tell.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 8:29 pm
Excellent!! responsable and seen as such, caries great weight, huh!!!?...thankyou for posting this, Cal !!

Ellen m (215)
Monday May 14, 2012, 5:13 am
Wonderful news...let's pray there are no repercusions to these brave souls.

Cecily P (4)
Monday May 14, 2012, 9:20 am

Gene J (290)
Monday May 14, 2012, 1:04 pm
Well as of January 1st, 2012 Russia's population was estimated to be: 143030106. I'm afraid a few thousand artists are not going to have much effect on what happens in that country. Their major export at the time seems to be weapons, I don't expect that to change under the Putin Presidency. I'd like to be disappointed and see him bring forth all manner of democratic reforms. But I'm not holding my breath.

Charles O (209)
Monday May 14, 2012, 3:15 pm
Russia is looking better and better! I wish our own rulers were half as enlightened as Putin.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday May 14, 2012, 3:48 pm
Thanks Cal.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday May 14, 2012, 4:48 pm
These people are very brave!

Vicky P (476)
Friday May 18, 2012, 12:49 pm
good luck Russia
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