The tens of thousands of people who have taken to the streets in support of Aleksei Navalny are an interesting political sample.
Most of them don't seem to support Aleksei Navalny as their leader, and many of them say that they don't support Navalny's political position; but they are willing to go into the streets to support his right to have a political position; they are tired of being told what their political position should be, and, therefore, is; they seem to want something - how you say this? - like democracy.
So why is Putin so frightened?
Putin looks a lot like Robespierre.
Robespierre met the guillotine not too long after he sent his childhood friend Danton to headlessness.
Not long before he had been the beloved leader.
What is happening in the streets in Russia is what iteratively kept happening in Paris in the late 18th century: the people want change, not bullshit.
Gonna be interesting to see how long Puty keeps his head.