Saturday, February 18, 2012


After a recent spat of difficulties between Russian and Belarus political protesters, organizers have turned to a novel solution--nanoprotests.  The NY Times reports that stuffed animals and LEGO toys have taken to the streets on behalf of their human partners. 

The result has been some unprecedented encounters between police and furry critters, civic authorities and stuffed toys.  An interesting photo blog from Altai, Siberia is  In some cases permits have been denied because the bears are of foreign origin. 

We will continue to watch the situation and keep you appraised.