Bolotnaya Square or the Wind of Changes (a Social-Politic Analysis of Mass Protests Phenomenon in Russia in the Beginning of the Second Decade of the XXI Century)

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Phenomenon of mass protests has become a revelation, as a backdrop of the celebrated events of the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012. For some, this revelation was found first of all not too pleasant, to others it gave hope for changes. As the beginning of the unexpected splash of mass civil activity became a protest meeting at the Bolotnaya square, which gathered an unbelievable amount of members for the latest Russian history - more than 40000 people. Strictly concurrent struggle during elections in 2011, including a dominant advance in resources of governing party and considerable violations at the elections, became a detonator of the future events. However, the basic causes of this phenomenon were deeper and more serious, in the author's judgment.

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M V Smirnova

Peoples Friendship University of Russia

Email: mvs-5@yandex.ru <mailto:mvs-5@yandex.ru>
Кафедра политических наук; Российский университет дружбы народов; Peoples Friendship University of Russia

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