All Posts Tagged With: "Putin"

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Yashin Detained in Astrakhan Protest

Solidarity co-leader Ilya Yashin was detained following a confrontation with pro-Kremlin youth group members at a protest in Astrakhan in support of hunger-striking oppositionists.

Apr 11, 2012 | Continued
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Scathing Putin/Simpsons Remix Goes Viral

A two-minute animated mashup based on ‘The Simpsons’ critiques Putin’s twelve years in power and provides a sobering look of what the next twelve have in store.

Mar 13, 2012 | Continued
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Kasparov: Official March 4 Outcome Doesn’t Matter

Opposition leader Garry Kasparov argues that the March 4 presidential election is Russia’s chance to finally delegitimize the Putin regime – which has already done most of the work itself.

Feb 29, 2012 | Continued
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Actress Allegedly Blackmailed into Endorsing Putin

As Vladimir Putin dominates the Russian airwaves in the run-up to March 5 presidential elections, reports are surfacing that one popular actress has been blackmailed into endorsing him.

Feb 18, 2012 | Continued
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Putin’s Deceit

Former Yeltsin aide Georgy Satarov responds to Putin’s criticism that Russia’s popular anti-electoral fraud protests have no clear leader or message.

Dec 30, 2011 | Continued
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Kremlin Sorry to See Kim Jong Il Go – Havel, Not So Much

Neither Dmitri Medvedev nor Vladimir Putin have expressed their sympathies on the death of Czech President Vaclav Havel, but made sure to note the passing of North Korea’s Kim Jong Il.

Dec 19, 2011 | Continued
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Financial Times Reports on Putin’s Palace

The Financial Times has come out with a report on the disturbing questions raised by connections between Putin, Bank Rossiya, and a grandiose palace on the Black Sea.

Dec 4, 2011 | Continued
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Kasparov: Yabloko Could Gain Duma Seats

Garry Kasparov accused the Yabloko party of being financed by the Kremlin and only pretending to be a real opposition group during a debate on upcoming parliamentary elections over the weekend.

Nov 28, 2011 | Continued
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Gorbachev: A Third Putin Term ‘Discredits Democratic Principles’

Mikhail Gorbachev has denounced Putin’s decision to run for a third term as president, saying that while it does not violate the constitution, it “essentially discredits democratic principles.”

Nov 24, 2011 | Continued
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Putin Begs Oppositionists Not to ‘Rock the Boat’

Putin asks oppositionists not to “rock the boat” as parliamentary elections approach and the leading party’s ratings drop.

Nov 23, 2011 | Continued