Two points conspicuous by their absence in the western media coverage:

1. It is the largest demonstration against government chicanery in Russia since the break-up of the USSR, but only because the nearest competitor - the demonstrations against Yeltsin's constitutional violations in 1993 - were broken up by the pro-western regime shooting dead nearly 200 demonstrators (official toll), including young, unarmed women (according to the opposition — 2783. Democratic organization "Memorial" had collected information about 829 killed).
The inscription: "..have killed.."

Shooting of the Parliament

2. The main opposition to Putin and United Russia, and the majority od these demonstrators, are communists. The western media's "liberals" are even more of a despised minority than, say, the Greens or the BNP in the UK.

Richard of Moscow

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