Posts Tagged ‘protest’

  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 long verdict, or, the oldest trick in the book


    February 23, 2014 by AK

    The trial of eight people charged with attacking police during the mass protest on May 6, 2011, has been going on for months in Moscow. The prosecution’s version of the events was largely discredited during the hearing. For the most part, witness testimony painted a picture of police incompetence, possibly deliberate provocation by the police …
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  4. I’d only change it to “out” or “down”


    May 20, 2013 by AK

     ”Death to (the) Kremlin occupiers,” goes the white-on-black slogan. A small but fearless group of Russian protesters managed to carry it down Russia’s main street on 9 May 2013, while there was a military show nearby on Red Square. More details here.


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