All Posts Tagged With: "United Civil Front"

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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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Duma Bill Would Expand FSB Powers to Fight ‘Extremism’

Russian legislators are considering a new bill that would allow the Federal Security Services to issue preemptive warnings against individuals or groups for activities they believe may become extremist.

Apr 28, 2010 | Continued
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United Civil Front on Metro Bombings: Don’t Believe Putin

The United Civil Front is warning that the Russian government may use the March 29 Moscow metro bombings as an excuse to infringe upon the rights and freedoms of its citizens further than ever before.

Mar 31, 2010 | Continued
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Kasyanov Announces Opposition Coalition with Yabloko

Former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov has announced an agreement to form a coalition between the People’s Democratic Union and Yabloko, while Yabloko leadership insists that negotiations are still ongoing.

Feb 18, 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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70 Oppositionists Detained in Moscow Rally

Approximately 70 people were arrested and many beaten in Moscow at rally Saturday in defense of the constitutional right to freedom of assembly.

Nov 1, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Leader Hit With Smuggling Charges

Olga Kurnosova, the leader of the St. Petersburg branch of Garry Kasparov’s United Civil Front party, has been charged for a second time for alleged smuggling. Rail police found a can of caviar among the opposition leader’s bags.

May 19, 2009 | Continued
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Day of Protest Marked Around Russia

Thousands took part in anti-government protests across Russia Saturday. In Moscow, preliminary reports said around 50 people were arrested.

Jan 31, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Responds to Medvedev’s Push to Extend Term Limits

The United Civil Front, the Russian opposition party led by Garry Kasparov, has released a response to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev’s suggestion to extent term limits in the country.

Nov 6, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Opposition Party Decries Recognition of Georgian Breakaway Regions

The United Civil Front, the Russian opposition political party led by Garry Kasparov, has released a statement denouncing President Dmitri Medvedev’s decision to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two breakaway regions within Georgia.

Aug 27, 2008 | Continued