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You're reading: IHS Global Insight: Election 2011. Unprecedented mass protests follow Russian vote

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Unprecedented street protests took place in Moscow and St Petersburg on 5 December, disputing the victory of the ruling United Russia (ER) party and calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who plans to return to the presidential seat, potentially for 12 years. Famous opposition activist Ilya Yashin and anti-corruption lawyer Alexey Navalny are among the 300 detained.

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