Wall Street Journal: Russian protestors set plan for 2012
Dec. 31, 2011, 11:29 a.m. |
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
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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