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What the Protests in Russia Could Mean for the Kremlin

Aug 1, 2019 | 21:45 GMT
How the Kremlin chooses to acknowledge or suppress Russia’s upcoming regional elections will be key to watch as a sign of how threatened it feels by the latest wave of opposition protests.

Russia's opposition staged protests in Moscow on July 27 over the barring of independent candidates from upcoming local elections in September. Nearly 1,400 demonstrators were detained as a result of the demonstrations.

(VALERI SHARIFULIN/TASS via Getty Images)

Moscow's ruling party could face unprecedented losses in the country’s regional elections in September if the recent wave of anti-government protests continues to grow in size, scope and fervor....

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