A Glimmer ??? An Extract from ‘The Economist’-25.02.22

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Russia to express their shock and anger over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. OVD-Info, a human rights group, said more than 1,700 people had been detained by police. The protests are the largest since the regime arrested Alexei Navalny, the main opposition leader, last year. Mr Navalny condemned the war, saying it was “designed to divert attention from Russia’s problems.”

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