Protesters’ stand against Putin turns violent / The paradox of Putin’s third term

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Series Details 7.5.12
Publication Date 07/05/2012
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Violent clashes broke out in Moscow on the 6 May 2012 as tens of thousands of demonstrators poured onto the streets in a last-ditch stand against Vladimir Putin on the eve of his inauguration as President on the 7 May 2012.

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ESO: Background information: Russian presidential election, 2012
ESO: Background information: Medvedev rejects Putin view on protests
BBC News, 6.5.12: Moscow clashes at anti-Putin protests
RIA Novosti, 6.5.12: Russian Police Break Up Anti-Putin Rally
EurActiv, 8.5.12: Putin starts new term winking to the U.S
RIA Novosti, 8.5.12: President Putin Praises Elections Despite Protests

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