Anyone thinking about bringing the Maidan to Russia, beware! Citizen patrols are one step ahead of you.
Volunteer groups are reportedly being formed in some Russian regions to help authorities stave off the type of regime change led in part by the Maidan movement in Ukraine, named after the central Kyiv square that was the focal point of antigovernment protests starting last November.
The “anti-Maidan” volunteer groups will reportedly consist of 10 members each and will have a foreman to lead the group.
The volunteer groups are being set up by the newly established Anti-Maidan Council, a body that brings together veterans of Russian military and special forces, activists, and representatives of the Orthodox Church community.