AT AROUND 10:30pm last Monday, a few hours after Vladimir Putin’s inauguration, Alexei Navalny, a popular anti-corruption blogger, received a message as he was finishing a radio interview. A group of young people had gathered in a central square in Moscow—just sitting, talking and hanging around—and they wanted Mr Navalny to join them. He did, and thus began a now week-long experiment in a new form of Russian protest, one that often hardly looks like protest at all.
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