All Posts Tagged With: "Oborona"

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Thousands of Russians Turn Out for May Day Rallies

Thousands of Russians held protests and marches throughout the country on Saturday during May Day celebrations. A number of opposition leaders were detained and some rallies were banned outright.

May 3, 2010 | Continued
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Opposition Blogger Cleared of Inciting Hatred Against Police

In an unprecedented decision, Russian blogger Dmitri Soloviev has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred against police after investigators found no evidence that any crime had actually occurred.

Jan 11, 2010 | Continued
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Constitution Day Marked with Mock Funerals, Arrests

Activists marked the sixteenth anniversary of Russia’s constitution throughout Moscow on Saturday, holding mock funerals and demanding the government to obey the nation’s governing document.

Dec 13, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Sums Up 2008

Members of the Russian political opposition rallied in Moscow on December 29th, summing up the major political events of 2008 in a vocal demonstration.

Dec 30, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Activists Remain Behind Bars

A group of activists detained before a May 6th opposition rally remain imprisoned. The group includes Oleg Kozlovsky, the leader of the Oborona (Defense) Movement.

May 12, 2008 | Continued
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Opposition Leader Conscripted in Moscow, Demonstrators Beaten

Oleg Kozlovsky, a leader of the Oborona opposition youth movement, has been illegally sent to serve in the army by the Russian draft board. Supporters, protesting on his behalf, have been beaten and jailed.

Dec 22, 2007 | Continued