Tuesday, May 15, 2012

News at Eleven: It was only four days ago when 12

prominent authors, disturbed by the crackdown on dissent that accompanied President Vladimir Putin's inauguration, announced an experiment. They called it a "test stroll," which aimed to determine whether it was possible to spend an afternoon walking en masse from one city park to another "without being blocked, beaten, poisoned with gas, detained, arrested or at least subjected to stupid molestation with questions."

No one knew quite what to expect Sunday.

from The Bulletin: Russian writers take 'test stroll' through Moscow
then Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Kazakh Poet Becomes Russian Protest's Unlikely Figurehead


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