Russia Update: Paid Protesters, Ultranationalist Groups, State Workers March Against Maidan

February 21, 2015
Printed signs at the Anti-Maidan march in Moscow February 21, 2015 say "Putin and Kadyrov Will Not Let Maidan Pass" and "Russia's Enemies Need Maidan". Ramzan Kadyrov is the head of Chechnya. Photo by Ilya Varlamov.

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week stories Ultranationalists Angry over ‘Capitulation’ of Minsk Agreement, ‘Anti-Maidan’ Launched by Nationalists, Cossacks, Veterans, Bikers, The Guild War – How Should Journalists Treat Russian State Propagandists? and special features Former Russian Intelligence Officers Behind Boisto “Track II” Talks – and Now the Flawed Minsk Agreement and Johnson’s Russia List Spreads Invented Story About Germany Preparing Sanctions Against Kiev

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