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Are the Kemerovo Protests a Sign of More Backlash to Come for the Kremlin?

Mar 30, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
People gather to pay tribute to the victims of the March 25 fire at a shopping center in Kemerovo.

People gather to pay tribute to the victims of the March 25 fire at a shopping center in Kemerovo. Many protesters have targeted corruption as the fundamental cause of the fire.

(DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The small Russian city of Kemerovo is making waves across the nation following a deadly fire at a shopping mall. On March 25, the blaze claimed nearly 70 people, including 41 children, along with a zoo full of animals. And in the days since, protests around the country have forced the Kremlin to turn its eye toward the growing internal crisis....

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