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Feature Article #1

The Degradation of Putin’s Dictatorship

In a column for Yezhednevny Zhurnal, former Yeltsin aid and specialist in political corruption Georgy Satarov discusses the current regression of Putin’s dictatorial regime and provides advice – and hope – for opposition protesters. Exclusive translation by theotherrussia.org.

June 19th, 2012 | Continued

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Feature Article #2

Once More About the Numbers

Following the most falsified election in modern Russian history, opposition leader Garry Kasparov comments on the questionable nature of the Kremlin’s reported voting results.

March 6th, 2012 | Continued

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Feature Article #3

A Year of Real Possibilities

A New Year’s greeting and hopes for the future from Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov.

January 1st, 2012 | Continued

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Feature Article #4

Why Putin is Immune to the American Reset (updated w/Q&A)

Speaking at a conference held by the Heritage Foundation on the problems of the US-Russia “Reset,” opposition leader Garry Kasparov argues that the United States is due for a reality check and needs to keep in mind that it is dealing with a dictator.

October 25th, 2011 | Continued

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Statement on Umarali Kuvvatov’s Arrested in the UAE

A group of Russian opposition leaders speak out on the arrest of Tajik oppositionist Umarali Kuvvatov, who now faces a real threat of torture if extradited to Tajikistan.

Jan 31, 2013 | Continued
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Suspicious Death in Moscow Police Station

A man has died in administrative detention in the same Moscow police station where three officers were arrested last year for suspicion of murdering an acquaintance.

Jan 5, 2013 | Continued
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Fatalists in the Kremlin

In this column for Yezhednevny Zhurnal, journalist and military expert Aleksandr Golts sums up Putin’s first year of foreign policy upon his third return to the presidency – one dominated, in more ways than one, by international isolationism.

Jan 4, 2013 | Continued
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Russian Activists Continue Legal Appeals Against Electoral Fraud

Russian activists who tried to petition for falsified election results to be annulled have been thwarted by a legal stipulation that only allows candidates to context elections.

Dec 29, 2012 | Continued
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Kremlin Summer Camp to Expand Overseas

Organizers from Russia’s agency for youth affairs are planning to hold the notorious Seliger summer camp in Europe and the US in an attempt to rally support from Russian émigrés for projects in the motherland and to influence foreign policy towards Russia.

Dec 27, 2012 | Continued
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‘Four and a Half Hours of Banality and Repetition’

Journalists, analysts, and politicians respond to Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference.

Dec 21, 2012 | Continued
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Kind Putin Will Save the Children

In this blog post for Ekho Moskvy, journalist Anton Orekh questions whether Russia’s pending anti-Magnitsky legislation is itself a threat to Russian interests.

Dec 20, 2012 | Continued
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Kudrin Calls 2012 ‘Year of Missed Opportunities’

Former Finance Minister and close Putin confidant Alexei Kudrin has named 2012 a “year of missed opportunities” because of the Russian government’s failure to take the opportunity of public outrage about fraudulent parliamentary elections to push through democratic reforms.

Dec 19, 2012 | Continued
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Jailed Pussy Riot Member Decries Prison Conditions

Jailed Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina has written a letter decrying the living and working conditions in her penaly colony, where administrators use the constant threat of being denied parole to keep inmates in line.

Dec 18, 2012 | Continued
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Nemtsov on Putin’s Address: They Will Not Break Us

On the occassion of the annual presidential address to the Federation Council, opposition leader Boris Nemtsov lashed out at Putin’s cynicism and hypocrisy and called for activists to stand in solidarity.

Dec 13, 2012 | Continued