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Putin Protests

As Sochi Nears, Anti-Putin Activists Could Face Years In Jail

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | World

MOSCOW, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A Russian prosecutor demanded prison terms of between five and six years for eight demonstrators charged with mass disord...

Putin Bans Sochi Protests

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning demonstrations and rallies for two and a half months in Sochi around the 2014 W...

Thousands March Against Putin In Moscow

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Thousands of Russian opposition activists marched through Moscow on Wednesday, decrying President Vladimir Putin's authoritarian rule a...

LOOK: Putin Gives Topless Protester 2 Thumbs Up

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

Topless female demonstrators shouted at Russian President Vladimir Putin as he toured an industrial fair with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday, ...

TSAR PUTIN: Russian Leader Reportedly Living The High Life

AP | MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is spending billions of taxpayers' rubles on 20 luxurious residences, 43 jets and four yachts, a top opposi...

Jailed Oil Tycoon Calls Pussy Riot Trial 'Medieval'

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

By Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Russia's most famous prisoner said on Monday that three women from the Pussy Riot ban...

Pussy Riot: Thanks For Your Support

AP | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Three feminist rockers facing trial for performing a "punk prayer" against Vladimir Putin from a church pulpit thanked their supporters...

He Understands Only One Language, The Language Of Force'

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Helmeted riot police round up hundreds of protesters, including some whose only apparent crime is wearing white ribbons of opposition. ...

Causing Radioactive Contagion Lesser Crime Than Protesting?

AP | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia's lower house of parliament approved a bill Tuesday that would raise the fine for participating in an unauthorized protest 150-fold. ...

Russian Opposition Leader Jailed

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- A prominent Russian opposition leader was sentenced Thursday to 10 days in jail, a day after being arrested at a rally as activists try to k...

Dozens Detained At Anti-Putin Protests

AP | MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russian police detained around two dozen anti-government protesters Saturday as hundreds rallied in downtown Moscow to denounce Vladimi...

Russia Police Arrest Dozens As Election Fraud Claims Grow

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA and MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

MOSCOW — An attempt by Vladimir Putin's foes to protest his presidential election victory by occupying a Moscow square ended Monday with riot po...

Thousands Of Anti-Putin Protesters Surround Central Moscow

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 04.27.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Thousands of protesters held hands to form a 16-kilometer (10-mile) human chain encircling central Moscow on Sunday to keep up the pres...

Russia's Unlikely Protestors Lead Rally In Song

AP | By MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- The most popular protest song in Moscow today comes from burly men in blue berets, unlikely heroes of a peaceful middle-class movement chall...

Thousands Of Cars Circle Central Moscow

AP | By ANDREY BULAY | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Thousands of cars flying white ribbons or balloons circled central Moscow on Sunday in a show of protest against Russian Prime Minister Vlad...

No More Laughs: Russian TV Yanks Putin Cartoon on NYE, Mocks Obama Instead

Simon Shuster | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Simon Shuster

The recent wave of protests against Putin, and the booing he received after that cage-fight in November, have obviously sapped Putin's self-esteem. The country is laughing at him, and he can't bear to laugh along.

Russia: Nigeria With Nukes

John Feffer | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
John Feffer

The backlash happening today in Moscow is a combination of the tea party movement and Occupy Wall Street. Anarchists stand side-by-side with great-power nationalists; libertarians and old-style communists protest in rough unison.

Putin's New Year's Message - With A Wink

AP | By LYNN BERRY | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has sent New Year's greetings to all Russians, though with some sarcasm toward those protesting his 12 years i...

Gorbachev and the Struggle for Democracy

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 02.25.2012 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Whether the protesters recognize it or not, their coming achievements will build on the decisive contributions of Russia's greatest living statesmen, Mikhail Gorbachev.

Tens Of Thousands Demand End To Putin's Rule

AP | By LYNN BERRY and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Tens of thousands of Russians jammed a Moscow avenue to demand free elections and an end to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's 12-year rule, in...

Putin: Busy Playing Ice Hockey As Protesters Waved 'Condoms'

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2012 | World

* Putin uses familiar arsenal in annual televised marathon * Some Russians say the leader is out of touch with reality *...

Hundreds Rally Against Putin In Russia

AP | DAVID NOWAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — About 500 people demonstrated in a central Moscow square Monday to demand the ouster of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his "rule of ...

DAY OF WRATH: Thousands Of Russian Protesters Demand Putin's Resignation

AP | IRINA TITOVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Thousands of people have rallied across Russia to denounce the government's economic policy and demand more freedom in ...