All Posts Tagged With: "Union of Right Forces"

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Internal Memo Indicts Police of Illegal Detentions

A high-level police memo ordering officers to disrupt a series of lawful protests has been obtained by opposition activists in Moscow, targeted for their calls to release arrested political activist Eduard Limonov.

Nov 18, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Figure in Hospital After Arrest

The leader of the Omsk branch of the Union of Right Forces party is in the intensive care unit of a local hospital. He has reportedly suffered a coma and a hypertensive crisis after he was detained by militsiya officers Thursday.

Oct 17, 2008 | Continued
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Nemtsov and Milov: Russia Needs a Unified Democratic Force

In an open letter, Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Milov discuss the dissolution of the Union of Right Forces (SPS), calling on its members to leave a political party set to become a Kremlin marionette, and work on forming a unified democratic movement instead.

Oct 2, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Discusses New Partnership

Russia’s liberal opposition may join together and form a new democratic movement. The new group plans to represent the mutual goals of all participants, and not party principles.

Jan 27, 2008 | Continued
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Another Candidate –Nemtsov– Quits Presidential Race

Boris Nemtsov, a prominent opposition leader and presidential candidate, has stepped out of the presidential race. An editorial from explores the move, and the importance of a functioning opposition.

Jan 4, 2008 | Continued
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Union of Right Forces Party Nearing Bankruptcy

Russia’s liberal Union of Right Forces political party is selling off assets to pay for its electoral campaign, and is on the brink of bankruptcy. The primary reason is a low percentage of votes in the December 2nd State Duma election, which the party believes was falsified.

Dec 16, 2007 | Continued
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Judge Murdered in Dagestan

A Supreme Court Judge was shot to death outside his apartment building in Makhachkala, the Dagestani capital. He is the latest victim of escalating violence in the region, and was investigating of the murder of two opposition politicians.

Dec 12, 2007 | Continued
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Opposition Groups Discuss Partnership

Russian opposition groups including the Union of Right Forces and the Other Russia have come together and have begun discussions of a single candidate to the presidency.

Dec 4, 2007 | Continued
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Boris Nemtsov Speaks His Mind

His Union of Right Forces (SPS) party may still be trying to reach accommodation with the Kremlin, but one SPS founder, Boris Nemtsov, has not let the party’s increasing disillusionment cloud his mind. He speaks out in the English-language Moscow Times editorial. Excerpts: It is disgusting to watch the “Vremya” nightly news on Channel One, […]

Jul 19, 2007 | Continued