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I love Ukraine — it’s Putin who needs war and an empire, not me.

— Dmitry Maksimov, a twenty-nine year old Russian lawyer protesting the annexation of Crimea and the escalation of conflict with Ukraine as part of an anti-government demonstration in Moscow.