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Rally Brings Attention to Russian Political Prisoners

Approximately 1000 Russians turned out for a rally in support of jailed oppositionist Sergei Udaltsov, with speakers trying to bring attention to the plight of political prisoners in the country.

Dec 29, 2011 | Continued
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Financial Times Reports on Putin’s Palace

The Financial Times has come out with a report on the disturbing questions raised by connections between Putin, Bank Rossiya, and a grandiose palace on the Black Sea.

Dec 4, 2011 | Continued
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Medvedev Admits the Futility of Appealing to the State

President Medvedev had admitted that while it is now easier to appeal to government officials, doing so has become markedly less effective as a method of actually resolving issues.

Oct 19, 2011 | Continued
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Russian Oppositionists Unite to Boycott Duma Elections

A group of prominent Russian oppositionists have joined together to sign a declaration pledging to boycott upcoming elections to the State Duma, which the majority of Russians believe will not be free or fair.

Oct 5, 2011 | Continued
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Ignored by Authorities, Sochi Evictees Cry for Help

Residents of Sochi protest the government’s failure to compensate them properly after bulldozing their homes to make way for Olympic facility construction.

Sep 12, 2011 | Continued
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Russian Police Corruption Officially ‘In the Past’

Russian Internal Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev says the country’s police forces have been “reassessed” and that there is no longer any corruption in the agency, despite instances of corruption that occurred during the reassessment itself.

Aug 25, 2011 | Continued
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Turmoil Continues in Magnitsky Case

The United States and Russia are at odds over visa sanctions in response to the Sergei Magnitsky case, and Russian prosecutors continue to file slander lawsuits against human rights activists and Magnitsky’s colleagues.

Aug 11, 2011 | Continued
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Muscovites Protest Mayor Sobyanin’s ‘Tile Aggression’

Residents of Moscow are protesting a move by Mayor Sergei Sobyanin to replace 4 million cubic meters of sidewalk pavement with stone tiles – the exact type of business his wife happens to own.

Jul 26, 2011 | Continued
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Duma Deputy Alleges Police Jammed Cell Phones at Opposition Forum

A State Duma deputy infuriated with alleged cell phone jamming by police at an opposition forum has filed an official inquiry demanding an explanation from Russia’s Internal Ministry; the ministry denies any involvement.

Jun 21, 2011 | Continued
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Activists Protest Against Destruction of Khimki Forest

Demonstrators gathered in Moscow over the weekend to protest the destruction of the Khimki Forest, as attacks on environmental activists remain uninvestigated by the police.

May 23, 2011 | Continued