All Posts Tagged With: "Moscow"

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Moscow Bill to Limit Opposition Rallies to ‘Fight Traffic’

New legislation drawn up by the Moscow mayor’s office is directly threatening the right of Russian citizens to hold opposition demonstrations – but not state-sponsored ones – in the name of fighting traffic jams.

Mar 7, 2011 | Continued
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More Blood Spilt than Usual at Latest ‘Strategy 31’

Dozens of people were detained in Strategy 31 rallies across Russia on Monday, with activists reporting of wanton police violence and detentions of accidental bystanders.

Jan 31, 2011 | Continued
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Organizers Submit Applications for Next ‘Strategy 31’

Organizers have decided once again to apply for permits to hold two separate rallies on Triumfalnaya Square for the next set of Strategy 31 rallies, while pro-Kremlin youth groups attempt to stage their own event as a diversion.

Jan 19, 2011 | Continued
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Nemtsov, Yashin, Limonov in Jail After New Year’s Eve Rally

Several prominent opposition leaders have been sentenced to jail time and hundreds more arrested following a night of Strategy 31 rallies held in more than 70 Russian cities on New Year’s Eve.

Jan 2, 2011 | Continued
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‘Strategy 31’ Organizers Reject Moscow’s Conditions

Moscow authorities have agreed to sanction both upcoming Strategy 31 rallies, but two organizers are rejecting their half of the plan based on a change in time and the unacceptable number of allowed participants.

Dec 23, 2010 | Continued
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Protest for Slain Football Fan Sparks Ultranationalist Violence

Racially-charged riots erupted in Moscow and St. Petersburg over the weekend, with football fans and radical nationalists chanting “Russia for the Russians” and violently assaulting anyone with North Caucasian characteristics.

Dec 13, 2010 | Continued
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Sobyanin Proposes Relocating Pensioners Out of Moscow (updated)

The newly-appointed mayor of Moscow is apparently suggesting that the elderly be relocated to “pensioner villages” in remote districts to solve the city’s problem of high-cost construction.

Dec 11, 2010 | Continued
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Dual ‘Strategy 31’ Rallies Held in Moscow (video)

Strategy 31 protests were held throughout Russia on Sunday, with a rift between organizers in Moscow making for an unusual series of events.

Nov 1, 2010 | Continued
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Strasbourg Court Rules in Favor of Gay Rights Activists

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Russia for banning gay pride parades – a key victory for gay rights activists in the country.

Oct 21, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Rejects Ad Quoting Constitutional Freedom of Religion

The Moscow authorities have turned down an atheist organization that wanted to erect billboards quoting the Russian constitution’s guarantee of freedom of religion, possibly because it was “provocational.”

Oct 19, 2010 | Continued