Anti-Putin Protests Wither

Since Vladimir Putin won the presidential election in Russia, opposition activists have continued to gather at demonstrations against him, but in far fewer numbers than before. A protest outside the Kremlin on Saturday drew a crowd of only between 10,000 and 20,000 people—a far cry from the 100,000 who were showing up in December. One reporter tweeted, “My estimate—after seeing our high show—is that between 10 and 20 thousand people were at today’s Moscow protest—big numbers have gone.”