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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

On Day Two, Small Turnout Off Red Square

Few people braved the cold Wednesday to demonstrate beside a closed-off Red Square.


About 25 mainly elderly people huddled by a police barrier, staking out the territory with a few red flags and homemade signs.


One of the disaffected protesters, Svetlana Bulatenko, took aim not only at President Boris Yeltsin, but at the entire legislature.


"We need somebody honest and smart", said Bulatenko. "Yeltsin and the deputies aren't doing anything". Bulatenko said she wants to see the ex-Soviet republics reunited because she has family in the Baltics, Central Asia and Ukraine, and considers it all one country.


Since losing her job 13 years ago, Bulatenko said, she has lived in a small flat that lacks heat and electricity. Her children, she added, were taken away from her and placed in orphanages.