MOSCOW (AP) — Russian
opposition leaders have joined about 300 people who gathered in Moscow
to remember three people who were killed during the failed Soviet coup
more than two decades ago.
They drew a comparison between the
Communist hardliners who tried to overthrow Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev in August 1991 and the current Kremlin leadership under
Alexei Navalny was among those who placed flowers
Sunday on a memorial to the "defenders of Russian democracy" who died
while resisting the coup. He told the crowd that "unfortunately a
creeping coup has happened and some of the ideas that were pushed
forward by the disgusting coup plotters have now been realized.
Destroying the creeping coup is our goal."
Navalny has been one of the leaders of the anti-Putin protests.
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