Order: reverse chronological or most recently encountered material toward the top, a flexible guide.
The Guardian’s latest:
Hundreds of protesters have been detained by riot police in cities across Russia, as some of the largest anti-government protests in years swept the country.
The call to protest came from the opposition politician and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny, who was himself detained at the Moscow demonstration. A monitoring group said at least 700 people were detained in Moscow alone, while the news agency Tass gave a figure of 500.
The post may exist only to get the Sunday reader started on the “All Russia Protests Against Corruption” (the title is BackChannel’s interpretation of the Russian billing for the event).
Note: many of today’s gatherings across Russia in protest of the Putin regime’s feudal indulgence in theft and corruption (reference: Gary Kasparov’s Winter is Coming and Karen Dawisha’s Putin’s Kleptocracy) have not been permitted by state officials, so all who have responded to the call for protest risk arrest and other methods of political repression known to those who have challenged similar regimes in the past.
Add the supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny now organize such actions in dozens of Russian cities. In many places, authorities have not agreed on the meetings under various pretexts, and some are already there have been reports of detentions.
Time on the recording: 20:50 Location: Field of Mars, St. Petersburg, Russia
“I have a couple of times at the meetings asked what my personal motive and whether he is. There is a personal motive, yes. The answer is:”
“Tomsk is now”
Note: “now” was 4:14 p.m. in Tomsk, Siberia.
“Ufa. Again, no one came.”
“The leading news agencies of the country (TASS, RIA, Intefaks) about the actions taking place in different regions, not a word report.”
“Before our eyes is now crumbling propaganda myth of the ‘marginal minority’ do not enjoy the support of the people.”
Who, what, where, when: above.
“The Italian Minister of the residence and you pay for it” (machine translated); posted to YouTube March 16, 2017. English subtitles available using the “cc” (caption) control.