“There is genuine social discontent in the regions. If in Moscow there were mostly well-off people taking to the streets, in the regions this will be a completely different cohort, disillusioned with pre-election promises that have not been kept. The government’s position is weak and it will only get weaker. Any further political ‘tightening of the screws’ could lead to a social explosion.”
Zagorodnov, Artem. "2013 predictions", Telegraph. 21 Dec 2012.