All Posts Tagged With: "Nashi"

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Moscow Mayor Hypocritially Discusses Freedom of Assembly

Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov says that Triumfalnaya Square is too small to hold thousands of opposition protesters, despite allowing thousands of pro-Kremlin protesters to use the same space last week.

Apr 7, 2010 | Continued
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50 Detained in Moscow Opposition Rally; Alexeyeva Violently Attacked

Approximately 50 activists were detained Wednesday evening on Moscow’s Triumfalnaya Square in the opposition’s most recent rally in defense of the constitutional right to freedom of assembly.

Apr 1, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Authorities Ban Rally for Slain Lawyer

Moscow city authorities have banned a memorial rally for a lawyer and a journalist, both murdered last January – a decision rights activists are saying has no basis.

Jan 12, 2010 | Continued
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Kasparov: My Vision of the New Russia

In a recent interview with Yezhednevny Zhurnal, Kasparov discusses the goals of Russia’s united political opposition, the importance of Russia’s integration into Europe, and the futility of Medvedev’s plans for modernization. Exclusive translation by

Dec 10, 2009 | Continued
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Russians Gather for Unity Day Rallies

Ultranationalists and anti-fascists alike turn out for rallies across the country for Russia’s National Unity Day.

Nov 4, 2009 | Continued
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Russia Plans to Create Armed Teenage Militias

The Nashi youth movement plans to recruit 100,000 disaffected youths into volunteer militias, arm them with handguns, and put them on Russia’s streets.

Aug 5, 2009 | Continued
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Nashi Activist: We Snooped on Opposition Groups

The Moscow Times reports that pro-Kremlin agents worked in opposition groups across Russia to provide the presidential administration with information on opposition activists.

Feb 5, 2009 | Continued
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Thousands March in Anti-US Protest in Moscow

The Kremlin-backed Nashi youth movement staged a mass protest criticizing the United States on Sunday. Attendance estimates range from 3 to 20 thousand.

Nov 3, 2008 | Continued
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Pranksters Slander Kommersant Newspaper

Unknown pranksters have changed all the toilet paper in Russia’s lower house of Parliament with rolls that bear the logo of the Kommersant newspaper. Analysts see it as a provocation, and believe that the pro-Kremlin Nashi youth group may be responsible.

Mar 7, 2008 | Continued
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Kasparov Sues Nashi Youth Movement

On Friday, Garry Kasparov filed a civil suit against the Nashi pro-Kremlin youth group. Some of the group’s literature had described him as “a citizen of the United States,” and said that the goals of the Russian opposition were “to ransack Russia’s national wealth for the interests of the USA.”

Feb 16, 2008 | Continued