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Taylor comments on the Moscow pro-democracy protests in Vox article

August 14, 2019


Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

Professor Brian Taylor was interviewed for the Vox article "The pro-democracy protests rocking Moscow, explained." The protest on August 10 — like that on July 20, where 20,000 participated — was sanctioned, meaning protesters had a permit. Taylor says that might have made it more likely for people to come out and protest, as the risk of arrest is a bit lower than during those unauthorized protests. "Even so," Taylor says, "we do seem to be seeing a ramping up in tension around this rather than a successful repression of protest on the part of authorities so far." 08/14/19

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