Large Russian protests across the eleven time zones: surprise to the Moscow kreml.

Aug 10, 2019, 02:03 AM
Image: Moscow uprising of 1648 (Salt Riot on Red Square, by Ernest Lissner, 1874-1941). Public domain.

Large Russian protests across the eleven time zones: surprise to the Moscow kreml. Anna Borshchevskaya (@annaborsh).  The spark was Moscow’s barring some candidates from participating in elections, but it mushroomed into wider complaints. Severe crackdown (force, tear gas, massive arrests).  Also: Russia’s support of Iran in the Hormuz crisis; the INF treaty.