Opposition supporters attend an unauthorized anti-Putin rally OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images


旧金山—在普京发表第四次总统就职演说之前,俄罗斯全国爆发了一系列示威。熟悉的剧本。警察宣布示威集会为非法,媒体淡化示威集会的规模。示威集会的主要组织者、俄罗斯事实上的反对派领袖亚历克谢·纳瓦尔尼(Alexey Navalny)以戏剧性的方式被逮捕——被警察从莫斯科示威人群中拽出。5月15日,他被判入狱30天。全国有1,600多名示威者遭到殴打或拘禁。


一个世纪前,为了提升朋友彼得·恰达耶夫(Pyotr Chaadayev)精神,一位因批评尼古拉一世沙皇而“被发疯”的哲学家、诗人亚历山大·普希金预言,好时代即将来临,“俄罗斯将从沉睡中觉醒。”“在独裁的废墟上,”他写道,“我们的名字将被铭刻!”

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