Iconic Image from the Russian Protests

The image above is already being dubbed “Russia’s Tiananmen image.”

The photo was snapped by New Yorker columnist Julia Ioffe, who attended a protest against Russia’s new President Vladimir Putin on the eve of his inauguration. She tweeted the image and it has since made its way around the world and into the media.

Protesters rallied against the re-elected Putin, who swapped jobs with the previous President, Dmitry Medvedev, who is now the prime minister. Many believe the last election was rigged in Putin’s favor.

[via ABC News]