The Russian Opposition Protests, Explained

protests in russia about corruption and opposition suppression are gaining traction
Drew Zirkle | @71RDrewZirkle
MOSCOW–RUSSIA

Riot police, tear gas, and arbitrary arrests. This scene sounds like its straight out of Hong Kong, where prolific protests erupted earlier this summer and have engulfed the city for months garnering worldwide attention. Although Hong Kong certainly is engaged in one of the most dangerous struggles for geopolitical sovereignty, they have overshadowed a band of freedom fighters that have endured a despotic regime in a land that has never tasted liberty.

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