August 1, 2020

Massive protests in Russia’s far east rattle Kremlin

Khabarovsk (Russia) (AFP) – Locals say a struggle for democratic freedoms is unfolding in the far eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk, where the arrest of a popular governor has unleashed massive protests.”Sometimes I feel like crying with joy when I see everyone so united,” 21-year-old student Yekaterina Ishchenko told AFP.For the last three weeks, she and thousands of other residents of the city 6,000 kilometres (3,700 miles) east of Moscow have taken to the streets, with another huge rally due on Saturday. For Ishchenko, this is her first taste of political activism.Tens of thousands attende…


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