Protests at Putin's return to Russian presidency

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RFI/Jacob Resneck

In St Petersburg, an angry backlash against Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency saw hundreds of people take to the streets with scores of arrests. The numbers dwarfed those seen in the capital, yet authorities were quick to squash the unsanctioned demonstration. St Petersburg journalist and historian Lev Lurie told RFI that Putin's popularity has plummeted in big cities like St Petersburg and Moscow...