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Meanwhile in Russia, Putin passes law against protests

Think that Red Square could eventually go the way of Kiev’s Maidan? Not if the Kremlin has anything to say about it.

Protesting on the streets of Moscow — or any other part of Russia, for that matter — will now not only cost a pretty penny, but also could land you behind bars, after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a law into effect criminalizing repeated street protests.

The law was one of a few measures Putin signed that are expected to increase the Russian government’s ability to control public discourse and the free exchange of information.

More Follow External Link to Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post