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Putin's 20 Years in Power Producing A New Generation of Protesters

Op-Ed by Andrew Roth
TEXT FRAGMENT FROM OP-ED ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THE GUARDIAN
NEW WAVE OF PROTEST LEADERS WERE CHILDREN WHEN RUSSIAN PRESIDENT FIRST CAME TO POWER IN 1999

"Like many protesters, [Yegor] Zhukov was a child in 1999 when a 46-year-old Putin was named the country's next prime minister, launching a generation of rule under the former intelligence officer. For many, Putin has become synonymous with the state, less politician than historical figure, and an arbiter of conflicts.

Just in the past year, despite his attempts to install reliable allies across the country, protests have broken out […].
Putin has not been the main focus of ire of these latest protests […], but the officials he installed have".