The widespread Russian protests against corruption, inspired by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, made global headlines earlier this year. The roots of dissatisfaction often are more personal than political, however, as many Russian citizens have been protesting to defend the ownership and use of private property.
What are Russians protesting, and what do they want the government to do? Here’s a rundown:
1) Russian citizens protest crooked housing deals
The real estate scams reportedly involved upward of a half-million Russians who invested in new apartments. Some companies collected funds from “shareholders” in these buildings and promised to build condominiums — then disappeared without building the units or returning the money.… Seguir leyendo »