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[–]fred_red_beans 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Here's an article from The Moscow Times:

Nearly 50,000 Protest for Fair Elections in Moscow

According to Wikipedia:

The Moscow Times is an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow, with a circulation of 55,000 copies. It is distributed free of charge at places frequented by English-speaking tourists and expatriates such as hotels, cafés, embassies, and airlines and is also available by subscription.

On reddit about The Moscow Times - Is The Moscow Times a western propaganda site?

This is a free newspaper that you can pick up at coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. There are call-girl ads in the back. This is what expats in Moscow pick up if they want to see what bands are playing on the weekend, art exhibits, stuff like that. There's a local job post section.

You have serious newspapers known for news and business- the washington post, new york times, wall street journal. You have tabloid newspapers known for being ridiculous- the daily mail, the new york post, the sun. The Moscow Times is in another category: free independent newspapers that are very focused on local news, contain advertising for local businesses, and have a local entertainment guide.

That being said, I'd say it is definitely not a propaganda site, but it is very liberal-leaning and has some bias.

Relevant arrticles are also on MSN, CNN, and Fox News which states:

Beliy Schetchik, a group that monitors attendance of public meetings, said it counted about 50,000 people at the demonstration, but police put that figure at 20,000.

And RT also has an article: Over 130 detained in Moscow after protesters break off from peaceful rally to walk the streets

Moscow has witnessed several unauthorized rallies over the past few weekends, after some opposition figures called on their followers to take to streets and storm the City Council over the disqualified candidates. Scuffles during the protests were met with a strong police response, with over 2,300 arrested. The vast majority of them were fined and set free, but some of the activists, who faced charges of provoking mass unrest and public disturbances, remain in custody.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Nice, thank you for the additional information about this. There's so much going on right now in the world.

[–]fred_red_beans 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sure. I just saw the pics you posted and started to research it, so I figured I'd post what I found.