From the annexation of Crimea to the frozen conflict in Donbass, Russia seems to have gained a lot from the Ukraine crisis. Let’s see where the aggressive policy of Putin did not get the desired results.
Last Sunday, the streets of central Moscow were filled with several thousand protesters (hard to say how many, police say 5 thousand, the organizers 50 thousand) who took part in the peace march organized by the opposition and some NGOs. When the demonstrators started gathering in Pushkin Square, where the march was authorized to move from, a large banner reading “March of the traitors” welcomed them. They responded with another banner reading “Hands off Ukraine.” And the march for peace ended up into an anti-Putin demonstration.