Saturday, May 01, 2010
Rare Russian opposition rally says Putin is Stalin
"Putin is Stalin! Putin is Brezhnev! Russia without Putin," chanted the crowd, including former chess master Garry Kasparov, one of the Kremlin's harshest critics who co-heads the democratic, pro-western Solidarity movement.
The opposition says Putin has stifled media freedom and democratic rights when he was president between 2000 and 2008.
They accuse Putin of blind economic policies -- similar to the years of stagnation under Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev -- as he continues to dominate Russian politics after handpicking successor Dmitry Medvedev and becoming prime minister under him.
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Source: Kyiv Post