Putin: Most Russians wants stability, oppose protests
The majority of Russians want the country to remain stable and do not support recent anti-government demonstrations, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
"We all know that there are people in our country who want to push the situation in Russia, like it was in Kyrgyzstan and not so long ago in Ukraine. Nobody wants chaos," Putin told supporters in Moscow, according to Interfax news agency.
Russians preferred stability and "understand" that anti-government demonstrations seen in Moscow in recent days had been stage-managed by the opposition, "for narrow and malicious purposes," he said, DPA reported.