Several dozen people picketed in front of the fortress-like Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., some singing, others discussing politics in their country of origin, and others holding signs that might compete for a spot on our list of the best Russian protest signs. One read, "Vlad! Don’t dump on Hillary. Be a man!" -- a reference to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s assertion that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave protesters "a signal" to act (and a jab at Putin’s well-documented need to play up his Y chromosome.)
Organized primarily via Facebook, similar small protests took place on December 24 in cities such as New York and San Francisco, as well as in Dublin, Ireland, Tel Aviv, Toronto, and elsewhere.
The historic Russian protests on December 10 resonated even more greatly within Russian communities abroad, drawing hundreds to the Russian Consulate in New York, as this video shows.
Other protests, generally larger than those held on December 24, were also held on December 10 in cities as far from Moscow as Berlin, Limassol, Oslo, Rome, and Tokyo. This large demonstration was held in London. The protests even received some coverage in the Russian press, such as in this comprehensive slideshow.
-- Richard Solash