Posts Tagged ‘Alexey Navalny’

  1. June 12 protests


    June 12, 2017 by AK

    Jim Heintz and Natalia Vasilyeva report from Moscow Thousands of anti-government activists challenging President Vladimir Putin’s rule were protesting across Russia on Monday, with police arresting main opposition leader Alexei Navalny outside his Moscow home before he could reach the main demonstration and scores of others. It seems we’re talking about tens of thousands across the …
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  2. “The largest coordinated outpourings of dissatisfaction” since 2011-12


    March 26, 2017 by AK

    Good reporting by Howard Amos, a Moscow-based freelancer, and Jim Heintz of Associated Press. Russians are taking to the streets under anti-corruption slogans, and not just in Moscow and St. Petersburg: Navalny and his Foundation for Fighting Corruption had called for the protests, which attracted crowds of hundreds or thousands in most sizeable Russian cities, …
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  3. The “most damning yet, if the allegations are all true.”


    December 19, 2015 by AK

    Imagine a nominally federated but largely centralized polity with a Continental legal system. The prosecutor-general heads the federal prosecution service, which is responsible, through regional and local branches, for bringing all the criminal prosecutions and for overseeing all the criminal investigations in the country. Suppose the prosecutor-general has two highly-trusted deputies, both married men. Their wives hold shares, 25% …
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