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Wall Street Journal: Russian protestors set plan for 2012

Dec. 31, 2011 11:29
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Vladimir Putin's plans to return to the presidency and the general political stagnation in Russia brought around 120,000, according to the organizers, to Sakharov Avenue on Dec. 24
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MOSCOW—The activists who organized Russia's largest antigovernment protests in more than 20 years said they would march again in February, a month before Prime Minister Vladimir Putin faces presidential elections, as efforts to build a dialogue between the two sides showed little progress. Longtime Putin ally Alexei Kudrin, a former finance minister, has offered to mediate, but hasn't gone beyond initial contacts with some opposition leaders, according to people familiar with the efforts.

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