All Posts Tagged With: "United Russia"

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Russia 2010: Another Step Towards Catastrophe?

Opposition leader Garry Kasparov offers his analysis of the past year in politics, warning that the Russian government is creeping more and more towards full-fledged fascism just as the population is beginning to come together in meaningful political protest.

Jan 11, 2011 | Continued
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Putin Insists Russia Has ‘Competitive Political Environment’

Weeks after Russian President Dmitri Medvedev made a point in saying that Russia lacked political competition, the prime minister has stepped in to insist that such competition is, in fact, alive and well.

Dec 6, 2010 | Continued
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Veto on Rally Amendment ‘Surprising’ and ‘Cowardly’

The Russian president has vetoed a measure that would have hindered citizens’ right to free assembly, shocking both his supporters and opponents.

Nov 8, 2010 | Continued
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United Russia Sweeps Elections Amidst Massive Fraud

Watchdog groups and oppositionists cite massive electoral violations as Kremlin-backed candidates sweep Sunday’s regional elections in Russia.

Oct 11, 2010 | Continued
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Oppositionists Compare Elections to ‘Swimming in Hydrochloric Acid’

Regional elections will be held in Russia’s regions this weekend, and opposition party leaders are warning that gross electoral violations are already underway.

Oct 8, 2010 | Continued
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Medvedev Orders Halt to Khimki Forest Destruction

President Medvedev has announced an immediate halt to road construction through the Khimki Forest, following weeks of protests and a set of sudden, unexpected appeals from United Russia and Moscow Mayor Luzhkov.

Aug 26, 2010 | Continued
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Ousting of Governor ‘First Serious Opposition Victory’

United Russia has decided that the highly unpopular Kaliningrad Governor Georgy Boos will not be running for re-election.

Aug 18, 2010 | Continued
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Duma Passes Bill for FSB ‘Special Preventative Measures’

The Russian State Duma has passed a government-sponsored bill feared by rights advocates and oppositionists for the negative effect it could have on free speech.

Jun 11, 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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The Moscow Times on Nashi’s Fifth Anniversary

The radical pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi held its fifth anniversary celebration yesterday, with government leaders present to urge them to “remain in the fight.”

Apr 16, 2010 | Continued