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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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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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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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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
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A Good Judge

In a column for Yezhednevny Zhurnal, Anton Orekh discusses a rare case of a St. Petersburg judge who defied his country’s judicial status quo by brazenly throwing out charges against Madonna for spreading “homosexual propaganda.”

Nov 29, 2012 | Continued
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Surrounded by Mormons

In this column for Gazeta.ru, religious historian Boris Falikov talks about how this sudden burst of ire against Mormons in Russia has far more to do with the Russian Orthodox Church’s own political problems than any actual threat.

Nov 8, 2012 | Continued
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An Alternative Agenda: Part 3

Newly-elected Opposition Coordination Council members Gennady Gudkov and Boris Nemtsov discuss the goals and problems that the council is going to face.

Nov 1, 2012 | Continued
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An Alternative Agenda: Part 2

Solidarity activist Ilya Yashin gives his two cents on the new Coordination Council and the future of the united opposition.

Oct 28, 2012 | Continued
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An Alternative Agenda: Part 1

The editors at Yezhednevny Zhurnal sat down with some of the freshly-elected representatives to the Russian opposition’s new Coordination Council to ask what they thought about the election results, the Council’s initial tasks, and what difficulties they might have to face.

Oct 24, 2012 | Continued
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Kasparov: Kremlin Threatened by Opposition Council

Garry Kasparov explains in this op-ed how the Putin regime’s attempts to brush off any responsibility for hacker attacks and other difficulties in this weekend’s elections for a united opposition council in Russia are verifiably false.

Oct 21, 2012 | Continued