Charles is a reporter and producer based in Moscow.
The Kremlin was taken aback by anti-government protests that sprung up across the country in March. But so were the usual Russian dissidents. It wasn't just where they protested, but who came out.
Conflict & Justice
Sunday’s rally, organized on social media, proved a test of the power of the internet in Russia — and of the opposition.
“It’s an internal American issue,” the Kremlin spokesman says of congressional hearings over Russian involvement in the US election. “Our relationship to all this hysteria is well known.”
Many Russians were overjoyed by the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, though there is still skepticism over how long improved ties will last.