Christmas Eve protests in Russia reflect global call for clean government

Looking back, 2011 might emerge as the Year of Accountability as protests were launched across the globe by citizens frustrated by corruption and graft in their countries.

In recent weeks, the world has witnessed thousands crowding into China’s streets to object to the government seizing lands, while Reuters reports that tens of thousands have come out to protest Vladmir Putin and his ruling party’s role in tainted elections.

“Tunisia was the first bud, with protests that spawned the Arab Spring and its cry for clean, representative government. Movements to curb official corruption also shot up in Brazil, Russia, India, and China – the BRIC countries,” says the Christian Science Monitor.

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