According to some Russian media and blogs, at least 2 peaceful protesters have been killed by Putin's police with batons during a peaceful democratic rally. A video showing the murder (see photo) of one of them in Moscow Bolotnaya Square has been placed on YouTube.
Another peaceful protester has been killed by the KGB officers or Putin's cops later in the evening on Sunday near the Moscow subway station Lubyanka, just opposite to the main KGB headquarters, Russian news agency Ru.Politika reports in a dispatch dated 21:56 on Sunday, local time, the subway station is famous for the attack on it in martyrdom operation by the Mujahideen of the Caucasus Emirate on March 29, 2010.
Meanwhile Western media reports from Moscow that baton-wielding and helmeted police have clashed with tens of thousands of protesters taking part in a demonstration against Monday's inauguration of Vladimir Putin, Russia's illegitimate president-elect, arresting at least 400 in Moscow.
Those arrested on Sunday included Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption crusader, liberal leader Boris Nemtsov and ultra-left wing activist Sergei Udaltsov.
The three men are key leaders of the nascent protest movement against Putin, who served as president and prime minister before he was re-elected in March.
Police said they detained the protesters after they threw stones and water bottles at officers and blamed the violence on opposition leaders who attempted to stage a sit-in protest in the middle of the crowd.
Earlier, reports said that up to 200,000 (two hundred thousand) opposition protesters took part in the demonstration, which had been billed as a "March of Millions".
The protesters marched shouting "enough lies" while helmeted police, using batons, beat back dozens of mostly young protesters at the event across the river from the Kremlin.
Department of Monitoring