All Posts Tagged With: "Sergei Sobyanin"

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Muscovites Protest Mayor Sobyanin’s ‘Tile Aggression’

Residents of Moscow are protesting a move by Mayor Sergei Sobyanin to replace 4 million cubic meters of sidewalk pavement with stone tiles – the exact type of business his wife happens to own.

Jul 26, 2011 | Continued
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Moscow Protesters Face Increased Pressure

Political activists looking to hold protests in Moscow are facing increasing opposition from Mayor Sobyanin, who says that city streets and squares should be closed off for demonstrations only if they consist of many thousands of people.

Jun 6, 2011 | Continued
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Moscow Bans Gay Parade to Appease ‘Gov’t Agencies, Cossacks’

Moscow city authorities have banned an annual gay pride parade just months after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that other such bans have violated the European Convention on Human Rights.

May 17, 2011 | Continued
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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 than 30 Dead in Moscow Aiport Bombing

Approximately 35 people are dead and more than 100 injured following an explosion in Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport afternoon that authorities are calling an act of terrorism.

Jan 24, 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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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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‘Strategy 31’ Organizers Ask Mayor to Allow Bigger Rally

Strategy 31 organizers are asking the Moscow mayor’s office to reconsider allowing at least 1500 people gather on Triumfalnaya Square for their upcoming rally, after receiving a proposal that would limit them to 200.

Oct 21, 2010 | Continued