We don't often write about international stories because our priority is to opine on events that affect western Colorado.

But occasionally, a news story will rise to a level of historical significance that bears acknowledging. Such a story is unfolding in Moscow.

Since July, residents of Russia's capital have been demonstrating in large numbers. The protests started because independent candidates for Moscow's municipal parliament weren't allowed to run for public office.

Read more at The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

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