100 years after revolution, protests in Russia are on the rise

A study published by the Center for Economic and Political Reforms (CEPR) on the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution reveals the number of protests in Russia this year has increased from 248 in the first three months of 2017 to 445 six months later. The majority of the protests are linked to unpaid wages, home ownership problems and labor disputes, according to the study. They types of protests occurring include Alexei Navalny’s nationwide anti-corruption rallies, Moscovites protesting City Hall’s plan to demolish thousands of apartment blocks and truck drivers raging against a controversial road tax. The protests have been most common in Moscow, St. Petersburg and a number of regions including Rostov, Krasnodar and Sverdlovsk.


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