Thursday, September 30, 2021

Protests Against Falsification of Election Results Take Place Across Russia

Paul Goble

            Staunton, Sept. 26 – The protests in Moscow against the falsification of the Duma elections were the largest and received the most attention, but they were not the only ones. There were protests in many cities across the country, and they took a variety of forms, including pickets and meeting with deputies, largely so as to avoid the arrest of participants.

            Among the cities were such protests took place, Sovetskaya Rossiya reports, were Khabarovsk, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Tyumen, Chita, Irkutsk, Saratov, Vologda, Volgograd, and Pskov (

            Most were relatively small – fewer than 100 participants – and were organized by the KPRF and its allies. But they deserve to be remembered as a popular protest against what the Kremlin did with the election results just as much as when liberal activists or people in Moscow take to the streets to show their anger and displeasure. 

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