Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quitBy Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) – Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. Saturday’s protest in the capital — called “We’re sick of him” — was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.