Russian Activists Seek to Build Protest Momentum After Release of Journalist

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“Russians appear increasingly to be losing their patience with the status quo, and also optimistic that something about it can change,” argued Mark Galeotti, author of the book “We Need to Talk About Putin,” and an analyst at Britain’s Royal United Services Institute. “Revolutions are built on hope, not desperation, and the greatest asset for an authoritarian regime is apathy,” he says.