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Russia Protests

Thousands March In Moscow Against Fighting In Ukraine

AP | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleg...

Huge Protests In Moscow For Media Freedom

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media

MOSCOW, April 13 (Reuters) - About 5,000 Russians, some waving Ukrainian flags, rallied in central Moscow on Sunday to protest at what they say is a...

Thousands Of Anti-Putin Protesters March In Moscow

AP | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Several thousand protesters marched through central Moscow on Sunday to call for the release of 20 people who were arrested after clas...

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...

NSFW: Protester Nails Testicles To Red Square Cobblestone

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

A Russian performance artist was hospitalised Sunday after stripping naked and nailing his testicles to a Red Square cobblestone in protest against th...

Persecution of the Protestors

Oleg Kozlovsky | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Oleg Kozlovsky

You don't see throngs of people with white ribbons on CNN -- not because they are gone, but because they are not deemed newsworthy. But these people and their struggle are very much real.

'The Worst Year For Human Rights In Russia In Recent History'

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | World

* Curbs on civil society tighten since Putin's return - HRW * Foreign Ministry dismisses Human Rights Watch findings * H...

Thousands Hold Unauthorized Moscow Rally Against Putin

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Thousands of opposition supporters gathered Saturday outside the old KGB headquarters in central Moscow to mark a year of mass protests...

Threats to Civil Society Are Rising Rapidly

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Frank Vogl

The vice is tightening in one country after another on activists for human rights, political reform, freedom of speech, and anti-corruption.

Orthodox Deacon For Pussy Riot

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.18.2012 | World

TAMBOV, Russia — Sergei Baranov keeps his clerical robes hanging neatly in his closet, but he believes he will never again wear them inside a Ru...

Tens Of Thousands March Against Putin

AP | LYNN BERRY and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

MOSCOW — The first major protest against President Vladimir Putin after a summer lull drew tens of thousands of people, determined to show that ...

Back to School in Russia Is Bad News for Itchy and Scratchy

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

September 1 is Knowledge Day in Russia, a big cultural holiday marking the beginning of the school year. Legislators prepared a special gift for the kids this year, introducing radical new ways to protect them from "detrimental information."

Girls Aloud

The European Magazine | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
The European Magazine

Pussy Riot's performance was widely discussed in Russia (unlike other acts of dissidence) with controversy and passion. Some believed that the foundations of the state had been attacked by public criticism, condemned the "blasphemy" and demanded punishment.

No Miracles: Pussy Riot Sentenced to 2 Years for Illegal Singing and Dancing in Church

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The trial of Pussy Riot has concluded today as expected -- a "not guilty" verdict was not an option for the Kremlin-controlled court that happily engaged in a politically motivated circus in which canon law took precedence over the constitution.

Russia's New NGO Law: The Shadow Of Soft Power

Tomas Hirst | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Tomas Hirst

Russia's new NGO law is more than a move against organizations receiving foreign funding. It is part of a broader campaign to squeeze out those the Kremlin sees as peddlers of "soft power."

Russian Rights Groups Fear Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

By Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, July 6 (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament gave preliminary appro...

Russia's Anti-Putin Protest Songs

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

By Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Kate de Pury MOSCOW, July 6 (Reuters) - Back in the U.S.S.R? Russian musicians have recorded their ow...

Russian Opposition Leaders Questioned

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Three Russian opposition leaders were questioned Friday for a second time just days after tens of thousands marched in Moscow in the la...

Meet Russia's Opposition Leaders

Posted 06.12.2012 | World

Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Moscow on Tuesday to rally against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Some of Russia's most impor...

Tens Of Thousands Rally Against Putin

AP | LYNN BERRY and LAURA MILLS | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Undeterred by a sudden escalation in the Kremlin's crackdown on the opposition, tens of thousands thronged Moscow's tree-lined boulevar...

Russian Police Raid Protest Leaders' Homes

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian investigators searched the apartments of several protest leaders Monday and called them in for questioning Tuesday, making it diffic...

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. ...

'This Is A Sure Path To Civil War'

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

MOSCOW — The Kremlin-controlled Russian parliament on Tuesday rammed through a harsh bill that raises fines 150-fold for people taking part in u...

80 Arrested At Russian Opposition Rallies

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian police have dispersed small anti-Kremlin rallies and detained several dozen protesters. Police said 80 people were detained in Mosc...