The protests are the second mass action since March 26 called by Alexei Navalny, who has announced his intention to run for president next year and has drawn a new generation to the streets through a relentless online campaign.
Trump's decision Thursday to pull out of the Paris treaty, which is designed to cut harmful emissions and slow the Earth's warming, sparked a wave of global condemnation and helped fuel some of the many protest marches on Saturday.
"We don't see one concrete fact either about hackers or about some secret probes into election meddling in almost every Western country, or on the issue of accusations of rights abuses of LGBT representatives in Chechnya," Sergei Lavrov told journalists.
In the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, Russia's intelligence agencies see a new opportunity to increase electronic surveillance of ordinary Russians. What's odd is that Russians don't seem to care.
Ukraine has been fighting Russia and pro-Russian rebels in its eastern provinces for months, leaving hundreds of captives on both sides. But just before the new year, the two sides exchanged prisoners in the largest swap deal of the war, including one Ukrainian soldier who already wants to get back to war.
As the Russian military moves into Crimea, there seem to be few good options for the US and NATO. Retired Brigadier General Kevin Ryan sees economic sanctions as one of the few tools, but that requires time and a focus on the long-term strategy.
Washington Post contributor Barton Gellman sat down with Edward Snowden in Moscow for a 14 hour interview, recently. It was the former NSA contractor's first major interview since he was granted asylum in Russia. Gellman describes Snowden as something of a shut-in who doesn't mind living alone in his Moscow residence, now that he's sparked an international debate on surveillance.