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>> Russians lining up in cities around the country Saturday urging President Vladimir Putin to quit. The demonstrators submitting handwritten requests one by one, demanding that Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years step aside. The 64 year old Russian president has not said whether he will run in the elections in 2018, but is widely expected to do so.
Saturday's protests in the capital, Moscow, called, We're Sick of Him, was organized by the Open Russia Movement, founded by Kremlin critic, Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Once Russia's richest man, he was freed by Putin in 2013, after spending a decade in jail for fraud, a charge Khodorkovsky says was politically motivated.
Surrounded by hundreds of riot police, demonstrators listed their grievances.>> High prices for food, unemployment, and first of all, the deterioration of health care.>> This man says he wants Putin to leave in the hope that it'll, quote, finally put an end to the international isolation of the country, and will stop Russia's aggression against other countries.
> Similar protests took place in other cities including St Petersburg, where activists reported over 100 arrests.