Russian election: Biggest protests since fall of USSR
Thousands of people have attended the biggest anti-government rally in the Russian capital Moscow since the fall of the Soviet Union.
As many as 50,000 people gathered on an island near the Kremlin to condemn alleged ballot-rigging in parliamentary elections and demand a re-run.
Other, smaller rallies took place in St Petersburg and other cities.
Daniel Sandford reports from Moscow.
10 Dec 2011
- From the section Europe