Street politics: who's the boss

­Vladimir Ryzhkov – Opposition Politician

As the presidential election inches closer every day, Russia has seen its first major opposition rally of 2012. Tens of thousands marched through central Moscow chanting ‘give back our fair elections’ and ‘Putin must retire.’ But Putin’s supporters held a rally, too – protesting…  against the protests. They warn of an unpredictable future  if the opposition, seen as divided and unreliable, wins.
So, will the protest movement continue as it is? Or will the opposition change its strategy? We’re asking one of the opposition leaders and masterminds behind the protest, politician Vladimir Ryzhkov.