This weekend saw three major demonstrations in Moscow.
- An anti-Putin dissenters march, which drew about 2,000 demonstrators, including Garry Kasparov. The were outnumbered four to one by 8,000 police, who earned their money by arresting around 50 of the protestors.
- A demonstration to remember killed Russian journalists, which drew about 250 demonstrators, and hundreds of police
- A demonstration by 70,000 (!) members of the pro-Putin youth group Nashi, to mark the 60th anniversary of the battle of Moscow. Guess how many police turned up to supervise this rally.
Global Voices Online has background informtion on the Dissenters March, and links to video of the demonstration can be found here. (Which I sadly haven’t been able to view, as video isn’t enabled on the PC I’m working on today).