By Charles Clover and Courtney Weaver, Feb 26, 2012 — Muscovites formed a 10-mile human chain around their city’s ring road on Sunday, the latest in a series of demonstrations against the rule of prime minister Vladimir Putin.
With a week to go before the ex-KGB colonel will almost certainly be re-elected to the presidency for a third term, Russia’s three-month-old protest movement is trying to reinvent itself and prove its staying power into the post-election period. . . .