New polling shows that Moscow’s opposition protesters are far more local than the government wants people to believe

A group of specialists organized a survey of the demonstrators who attended Moscow’s August 10 protest at Sakharov Prospekt and determined that 80 percent of the people live within the city limits, and another 17 percent live in the Moscow region. More than half (56 percent) of the permanent Moscow residents said they were born in the capital, the survey’s organizers told the newspaper Vedomosti.