All Posts Tagged With: "Left Front"

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Call for Solidarity to Free Russian Political Prisoners

Three prominent Russian leftist organizations have published an open letter calling for solidarity in the fight against Russian political prisoners, bringing much-needed attention to the plight of more than a dozen recently-arrested activists.

Nov 12, 2012 | Continued
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Leftist Protest: ‘Don’t Blame Putin – Blame Capitalism’

More than a thousand leftist activists marched through Moscow this past weekend to protest economic inequalities, political corruptino, and the continued persecution of oppositionists accused of inciting riots in protests this past May.

Sep 12, 2012 | Continued
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Udaltsov Finally Hospitalized Despite Doctor’s Objections

In the midst of a hunger strike, Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov was admitted to a Moscow hospital after initially being rejected, despite complaints of low blood sugar, heart pain, and “noises in his head.”

Oct 17, 2011 | Continued
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The ‘Unreliable Citizens’ of St. Petersburg

The story of how one retired St. Petersburg woman was banned from working for the Russian census after being declared “unreliable” – only because her son is an opposition activist. Exclusive translation by

Sep 7, 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
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Journalist Gets 4 Days Jail After Covering ‘Day of Anger’

An independent journalist covering this weekend’s Day of Anger protest has been sentenced to four days of administrative arrest for supposedly trying to break down a police barrier; he maintains his innocence and has gone on hunger strike in protest.

Apr 13, 2011 | Continued
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Udaltsov on Hunger Strike to Protest Jail Sentence

Opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov has been sentenced to ten days in jail following a sanctioned rally in Moscow over the weekend; he is going on hunger strike in protest.

Feb 15, 2011 | Continued
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Moscow Sanctions ‘Day of Wrath’ for the First Time

Moscow city authorities have agreed to sanction the opposition’s Day of Wrath protest for the first time ever.

Feb 5, 2011 | Continued
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Another Coalition Formed by Russian Oppositionists

Another group of Russian opposition leaders, long forced to work outside of the political system, have announced another new political coalition.

Sep 22, 2010 | Continued
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Kremlin Proposes to Allow ‘Strategy 31’ if Opposition Splits

Russian opposition leaders have shot down a Kremlin proposal that would give official sanction to the Strategy 31 rallies if they excluded Eduard Limonov.

Jul 14, 2010 | Continued