Saturday, May 5, 2018

Russia: Anti-Putin protests - more than 1,000 detained

(Moscow) Protests against Vladimir Putin ahead of his inauguration for a fourth presidential term have taken place across Russia. 65 year old Putin has been in power, either as president or prime minister, since 2000 was re-elected in a landslide victory in March - extending his grip over the world's largest country until 2024. The strange thing is whilst Putin received 76% of the electoral vote, it has since been revealed that ballot rigging towards Putin took place on a grand scale.

Which is why todays protesters  are claiming that Putin is more of a tsar than an democratic leader.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (who was banned from standing in the election) was detained at a rally in central Moscow, while more than a thousand of his supporters were reported to have been arrested during protests across the country and to think that the Russian revolution transpired to get rid of corruption and hand power back to the people.