Thousands march against Putin in Moscow
15 September 2012 Last updated at 17:28 BST
Thousands of protesters have marched through the Russian capital Moscow, in the first big opposition rally against President Putin for three months.
They shouted anti-Putin slogans and demanded freedom for three women from the jailed punk band Pussy Riot.
Mr Putin has taken a tough line against the opposition since he began a third term as president this year.
The protesters accuse him of being bad for democracy.
Daniel Sandford reports.