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'March Of Millions' In Moscow

Organizers urged critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the country's leadership to participate in a so-called March Of Millions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities on September 15. Here are some of the scenes from the Russian capital.

Gennady Gudkov (second from right), a deputy head of the Just Russia party and Putin critic who was expelled from the Duma on September 14, gestures as he takes part in the protest.
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Gennady Gudkov (second from right), a deputy head of the Just Russia party and Putin critic who was expelled from the Duma on September 14, gestures as he takes part in the protest.

"Putin Again?!"
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"Putin Again?!"

A tribute to jailed punk group Pussy Riot among the protests
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A tribute to jailed punk group Pussy Riot among the protests

In a reference to Putin's recent escapade flying an ultralight aircraft to try and teach young cranes how to migrate, this woman's sign reads: "Abandon hope anyone flying behind me."
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In a reference to Putin's recent escapade flying an ultralight aircraft to try and teach young cranes how to migrate, this woman's sign reads: "Abandon hope anyone flying behind me."

"For the Soviet Union"
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"For the Soviet Union"

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"In the fall, birds fly 'south.' Putin will be the first," a wordplay on a vulgar Russian saying
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"In the fall, birds fly 'south.' Putin will be the first," a wordplay on a vulgar Russian saying

"Early Elections Without Repressions!"
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"Early Elections Without Repressions!"

White ribbons and other white objects have become a rallying symbol of the Russian movement for freer elections.
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White ribbons and other white objects have become a rallying symbol of the Russian movement for freer elections.

The sign on the left references the 1925 Soviet satirical novel "The Heart of a Dog" by Mikhail Bulgakov by saying: "Sharikov is alive and he works with Putin."
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The sign on the left references the 1925 Soviet satirical novel "The Heart of a Dog" by Mikhail Bulgakov by saying: "Sharikov is alive and he works with Putin."

"Freedom To Activists, Freedom To Us All."
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"Freedom To Activists, Freedom To Us All."

In another vulgar Russian reference, this man holds up a sign that says: "A crane in the sky is better than a woodpecker in the Kremlin."
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In another vulgar Russian reference, this man holds up a sign that says: "A crane in the sky is better than a woodpecker in the Kremlin."

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