PressBee - Russia Today :
The framing of Ivan Golunov on bogus drugs charges outraged Russian civil society last summer, drawing condemnation from all sides of the political and ideological divide.
Now, Vladimir Putin says he believes the public outcry played a "positive role" in righting the injustice.
Following protests and unprecedented media unity, an investigation quickly discovered that the case against the journalist was fabricated. One month later, several police officers and two high ranking officials were fired. They now face criminal proceedings of their own.
"[The] intervention of the people makes a difference in today's Russia. If anything, this is
Putin praises response to arrest of journalist Golunov, lashes threats to families of security services