Tens Of Thousands Protest In Moscow, Chant ‘Putin Is A Thief’

The New York Times reports today that tens of thousands gathered in a central Moscow square to protest the country’s recent parliamentary elections, which were widely reported as fraudulent on behalf of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. The demonstrators shouted “Putin is a thief” and “Russia without Putin.” The Times adds that “an hour into the event, police estimated the crowd at 25,000, which would make it the largest antigovernment action since the fall of the Soviet Union.”