The last protest in Moscow before the March 4 presidential vote was held on February 26, 2012. The organizers urged all supporters of free and fair elections to wear white ribbons and form a chain along the sidewalks of the Garden Ring, the main road circling the city center. Within just 40 minutes, the chain actually closed full circle with 30,000 people demonstrating amazing solidarity and respect for the law. That Sunday afternoon saw another Moscow, a place full of high spirits and offering hope to all those seeking a truly democratic election.