Anti-Goverment Protests in Russia Over Economic Strife

Image: James Hill for The New York Times

Anti-government demonstrations took place in Moscow and throughout Russia on January 30, 2009, by demonstrators who expressed their frustration the country slips deeper into depression. A drop in oil prices, global economic downturn, government spending of billions to bail out failing banks and companies, rising unemployment and a rapidly devaluing ruble were all part of the economic morass. The economic turmoil in Russia takes place as the world faces economic change and chaos. This occurs while an Intellectual Crossover results from the 528 Intellectual Cycle crosses up through the midpoint of chaos putting the world in 12 year transitional period of crisis from 2000 – 2012.