Russian police block the way during an unsanctioned rally in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, with the Stalin's architecture hotel in the background. The Russian oppos

 

              Russian police  block the way during an unsanctioned rally in downtown  Moscow,  Russia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, with the Stalin
Russian police block the way during an unsanctioned rally in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, with the Stalin's architecture hotel in the background. The Russian opposition protests on the 31st of each month are a nod to the 31st article of the Russian constitution, which guarantees the right of assembly. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)