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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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Thousands Protest in Petersburg, Nemtsov Baselessly Detained

More than seven thousand people protested against alleged fraudulent election results in St. Petersburg over the weekend, with Boris Nemtsov detained by police despite the protest being sanctioned by city authorities.

Dec 18, 2011 | Continued
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A correspondent for the news portal was arrested after photographing a protester at a Day of Wrath protest in Penza; it is not the first time he’s been harassed by the police.

May 13, 2011 | Continued
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Blaming Police, Alexeyeva to Keep Away From Rallies

83-year-old Strategy 31 co-organizer Lyudmila Alexeyeva says that due to crowded conditions created by police, she will no longer physically be able to participate in the rallies.

Sep 3, 2010 | Continued
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100 Detained at Largest Ever ‘Strategy 31’ Rally

Approximately 100 participants of the largest-ever Strategy 31 in defense of free assembly rally were detained by police in Moscow on Tuesday, with other rallies held throughout Russia and Europe.

Aug 31, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Attempts to Ban Rally Defending Khimki Forest

The Moscow city authorities are attempting to ban a concert protesting the ongoing destruction of outer-Moscow’s Khimki Forest, on the basis that the law does not provide for a “rally-concert.”

Aug 20, 2010 | Continued
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100 Detained, Many Beaten in Moscow ‘Strategy 31’ Rally

Scores of opposition activists have been detained at the latest Strategy 31 rally in defense of the right to free assembly in Russia.

Jul 31, 2010 | Continued
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Finnish & Russian Activists Appeal to Medvedev

Participants of the fourth annual Finnish-Russian Civic Forum are calling upon President Medvedev to grant Russian opposition activists the ability to exercise their right to free assembly.

Jul 21, 2010 | Continued
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Organizers of ‘Forbidden Art’ Fined, Avoid Jail

The organizers of a Moscow exhibit of banned works of art have been convicted of inciting religious hatred and heavily fined, but managed to avoid a possible three-year prison term.

Jul 12, 2010 | Continued
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Opposition Leader Gets 10 Days Confinement, No Explanation

A leading opposition activist in Orel has been sentenced to ten days of police detainment despite a row of contradictory circumstances, testimony, and questionable behavior on the part of the judge and police involved.

Jul 7, 2010 | Continued