2011-2013 Russian Protests
Some have referred to it as the Snow Revolution. The Russian Protests from 2011 to 2013 has had an impact on the political landscape of the European powerhouse, bringing the Russian election process into their focus.
The protests had been building up with small-scale gatherings, which then erupted on a cold December day in Moscow. People were protesting against the election results of 2011, which many journalists and activists had claimed to be a flawed process. The target of the protests was the ruling party and Vladimir Putin, in particular. The Russian Protests were backed by influential political figures like ex-president Mikhail Gorbachev.