Anti-Putin protests unite Russian opposition

What do a communist, an ultra-nationalist and a gay rights activist have in common?

In Russia, they all oppose the regime of President Vladimir Putin.

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in central Moscow on Saturday in the first major protest in three months, proving that the anti-Putin movement still has the numbers, even if they can’t agree on much else.


Generation Putin: stories exploring politics and everyday life for Millennials in the former Soviet Union, is produced by the Common Language Project and comes from the Public Radio Exchange, with financial support from the Open Society Foundation.


Alex Stonehill
Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.


  1. Foolishness… Do they want a US terrorist base in your country? We (América latina) support for Putin, and We hate that gringos steal our resources. They eat and buy with borrowed money. Thieves!

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