‘The Fish Rots From the Head’: How a Salmon Crisis Stoked Russian Protests

Plentiful salmon used to be one of the few perks for residents of Russia’s Far East. Then the fish vanished, and many local residents blamed President Putin.

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In Russia’s Far East, a New Face of Resistance to Putin’s Reign

As the protests swell in the city of Khabarovsk, 4,000 miles from Moscow, residents who had never before found a public outlet for anger are becoming activists.

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Protests Swell in Russia’s Far East in a Stark New Challenge to Putin

Demonstrations in the city of Khabarovsk drew tens of thousands for the third straight weekend. The anger, fueled by the arrest of a popular governor, has little precedent in modern Russia.

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Defying Kremlin, Protesters Stage Biggest Rally Yet in Russian Far East

Despite pleas and threats from Moscow, tens of thousands gathered peacefully in Khabarovsk and other cities to protest the arrest of a popular regional governor.

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Protests Rock Russian Far East With Calls for Putin to Resign

Tens of thousands took to the streets in Russia’s usually somnolent hinterland after the arrest of a popular regional governor.

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