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04 December 2011
RUSSIA : 5 Dec. UPDATE: Thousands Protest Election In Moscow; 300 Arrested; Putin's Party Loses Support and 77 Seats.
After an election day marred by hackers attacking websites of Echo Moskvi, the leading independent radio station, independent observer GOLOS...and others with denial of service attacks...about 5,00o-10,000 protested in Moscow...shouting 'Russia without Putin'.
It was the biggest protest in Moscow in years.
Some 300, mostly young people, were arrested.
As predicted...voters dealt PM Putin's party a setback in the parliament...with only about 50% support vs 64% in 2007...and a loss of 77 seats.
Experts are calling these electoral results a major 'loss of face' for Putin...and underline his declining popularity.
TO READ: about election results and rash of violations: