Posts Tagged ‘Bolotnaya’

  1. Another trial in Moscow

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    December 17, 2017 by AK

    Shaun Walker reports from Moscow for The Guardian: A Moscow court has sentenced a former Russian economy minister to eight years in a high-security prison for corruption, in a verdict that is likely to send chills through the Russian elite… The trial was a rare case of the vicious infighting between government clans spilling out …
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  2. I don’t recall Moscow protesters looting stores

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    August 14, 2014 by AK

    Julia Ioffe expects Russian propagandists to capitalize on the excessive force that cops have used against protesters in Ferguson, MO. The arrests of two reporters and an alderman will certainly gladden the cynical hearts of Kremlinophiles. But there’s one big difference between the protesters in Missouri and in Moscow/Kyiv. There was no looting and very …
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  3. Just say you’re guilty and you’re sorry

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    February 27, 2014 by AK

    Last Monday, eight Bolotnaya protesters received sentences of up to 4 years instead of the five-six years requested by the prosecution. The only woman among them received a suspended sentence. The president’s spokesman has made it clear that clemency requests from the Bolotnaya protesters would be welcome. There’s something seriously perverted about making victims of …
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  4. The long verdict, or, the oldest trick in the book

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    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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