From Russia, a Tale of Two Demonstrations

MOSCOW — Two very different demonstrations took place in Moscow Sunday. One mourned the death of a journalist; the other celebrated the birth of a president. On the one-year anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, over 2,000 police officers monitored a gathering of several hundred mourners and political activists in Moscow’s Novopushkin Square. The journalist was shot and killed in her apartment building last year in what was widely believed to be an attack stemming from her investigative work of Russia’s ongoing conflict in Chechnya. The Politkovskaya rally took place under a light rain and featured eulogies […]

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