This is Moscow, Russia on February 4th, 2012. That date is today.
These are the people protesting the clearly rigged election, resulting in the victory of Vladimir Putin.
This is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to see it here
They faced temperatures well below freezing and massed anyway.
Not even the elements will chill humanity’s hearth.
Fact Check: This photo is from 1991. It appears in this Atlantic photo blog entry published in December 2011. (h/t @m_trevithick)
We’d like to pull a quote from thefascistscrapbook’s Tumblr: "To all who have addressed issues about inaccuracy, it appears that similar photos have been taken today. There are mass protests going on as we speak in Moscow with incredible numbers, while this may or may not be from 1991, I insist you check out the shots from today. Sorry for any possible confusion (:"
So, essentially, this guy is saying that he’s leaving it up because there might be a photo like this today. Let’s test that theory. Here’s a photo from the protests today. Big crowd. Not that big. Also, the elections are happening in March. They’re protesting an election yet to happen.
Ever see a photo on the Internet that’s too good to be true? If it’s not sourced, don’t buy it. Simple as that.