Since the late Soviet period, summers in Moscow have routinely been the backdrop for events that have shaken Russia’s political establishment.
Over the course of the last three months, the Russian capital was rocked by an unexpected wave of political crises that saw tens of thousands of people take to the streets for weeks to protest arbitrary arrests and a series of decisions by the city’s election commission to bar all non-Kremlin aligned candidates from running in Moscow’s city council elect...

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