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Russian protests at the economic crisis

Issue No. 2137

Defying riot police, protesters took to the streets of Vladivostok, Moscow and other Russian cities in protest at the economic crisis.

In Vladivostok some 2,500 people marched against the government’s decision to increase tariffs on imported cars. The port is the major entry point for these cars.

The far right has attempted to capitalise on the protests but there is unease in ruling circles together with fears that popular unrest can grow.

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Tue 3 Feb 2009, 18:26 GMT
Issue No. 2137
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