Russians Peacefully Protest, Call for Putin to Quit. What Took So Long. Such A Powerful Country. The Only President They Can Find Is A Dictator. One of The worse President You can Find in This World Equivalent of A Third World Country. That Is Sad

Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities.

Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. But the 64-year-old politician, who enjoys high popularity ratings, is widely expected to do so.

Saturday’s protest in the capital—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 said was politically-motivated. Continu to read

Opposition activist Maria Baronova, center right, and other people queue to get to an office of the presidential administration during a protest in downtown Moscow, Russia, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Several hundred demonstrators are gathered in central Moscow, trying to move to the nearby presidential administration building to present letters calling on Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term in office in 2018. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev