ANOTHER protest, but this time in Russia!
With helmeted riot police looking on, some 10,000 protesters chanted “Russia without Putin!” and called for the release of activists who face long jail terms over violence at a protest against his inauguration to a third presidential term last year.
Critics accuse Putin, in power since 2000, of clamping down on dissent after he weathered the biggest protests of his rule and returned to the Kremlin following a stint as prime minister.
“We have no democracy here, we have what Putin calls sovereign democracy. That means there is democracy for them, not for us,” said protester Andrei Rusakov, 53.