All Posts Tagged With: "St. Petersburg"
More than seven thousand people protested against alleged fraudulent election results in St. Petersburg over the weekend, with Boris Nemtsov detained by police despite the protest being sanctioned by city authorities.Dec 18, 2011 | Continued
Dozens of people were arrested at Strategy 31 protests across Russia on Wednesday, with at least one severely beaten and two regional leaders facing possible severe political persecution.Aug 31, 2011 | Continued
After St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko tried to recruit homeless people to shovel the sidewalks and was caught partying on a decommissioned naval cruiser, a group of journalism students decided the only proper response was to shoot a calendar.Apr 2, 2011 | Continued
A lawyer for a group of art activists detained during a Strategy 31 rally says police beat his clients and prevented him from accessing them.Apr 1, 2011 | Continued
Police in St. Petersburg are threatening to take away the child of an opposition activist if she doesn’t appear for interrogation; Other Russia party members say the threat is connected with their upcoming protest march.Mar 24, 2011 | Continued
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
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