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Russian Opposition Activist Placed Under House Arrest Over Protest Rally
One of Russia's opposition leaders, Sergey Udaltsov, has been placed under house arrest inciting violence during anti-government rally in May 2012.
--11-02-2013--
Opposition Holds Unsanctioned Rally in Moscow
On Saturday, December 15, many opposition activists took part in a peaceful, unsanctioned rally in Moscow, despite subzero temperatures and the city officials' ban.
--17-12-2012--
Moscow Authorities Do Not Approve Opposition Rally
On Wednesday, December 12, the Moscow authorities finally refused to approve a planned opposition Freedom March, city security chief Alexei Mayorov said.
--13-12-2012--
Russian Opposition Announces the Next Protest Rally
Members of the Opposition Coordination Council have announced their decision to hold a new protest rally on December 15 in Moscow.
--26-11-2012--
Russian Opposition Activist Charged with Fur Hats Stealing
Russian opposition activist, Leonid Razvozzhayev, was accused of an armed robbery in 1997, in addition to the recent charges of mass disorders organization.
--22-11-2012--
The USA Express Concern about Leonid Razvozhayev's Case
Washington asks the Russian authorities to check the statement of the oppositionist Leonid Razvozhayev.
--26-10-2012--
Over 60,000 Voted in Russian Opposition Poll
Over 60,000 people across Russia voted for candidates for the Opposition Coordination Committee in Moscow this weekend, according to the Central Voting Committee.
--22-10-2012--
Russian Protest Leader May Face 10 Years in Jail
Russian opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov may face up to 10 years behind bars on a charge of organizing mass disorder.
--19-10-2012--
Russian Opposition Leader May Face 'Treason' Claims
On Monday, Russian opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov was summoned by investigators after an aired documentary film showed him as a violent revolutions supporter.
--09-10-2012--
Russian Opposition Activist Cleared of Tax Evasion Charges
Russian socialite-turned-opposition activist Ksenia Sobchak was returned the money that had been confiscated during the probe on suspicion of tax evasion.
--28-09-2012--
Russian Parliament Expels Opposition Deputy Gudkov
The Russian Lower House voted for expelling the opposition deputy Gennady Gudkov of his mandate on Friday.
--17-09-2012--
Opposition March for September 15 Is Approved
After a long negotiation period, Moscow authorities have approved the opposition "March of millions" planned for September 15.
--13-09-2012--
Opposition Activist Chirikova Registered as Khimki Mayor Candidate
Environmental activist Yevgenia Chirikova has been officially registered as a candidate for mayor of the Moscow satellite city of Khimki.
--10-09-2012--
Russian Opposition Applies for new "March of Millions" Rally
On Friday, Russian opposition activists applied to the city authorities for the go-ahead to a massive protest march on September 15.
--03-09-2012--
Opposition Activist Sentenced to Eight Years in Jail
A Smolensk court has sentenced political activist Taisiya Osipova a member of the unregistered Other Russia Party to eight years in prison.
--29-08-2012--
Moscow to Create Two "Hyde Parks"
Moscow authorities have chosen Moscow Sokolniki and Gorky parks to serve as Speakers Corners by analogy with London Hyde Park.
--24-08-2012--
Kasparov May Face Jail Over Pussy Riot Support
Russian chess grandmaster and opposition activist Garry Kasparov can follow Pussy Riot to prison over a clash with police near the Khamovnichesky court on Friday.
--20-08-2012--
Madonna Sings and Prays for Pussy Riot
At her yesterday show in the Olympian Sports Complex in Moscow the world star Madonna spoke up in support of the arrested girls from the Pussy Riot punk band.
--08-08-2012--
More People in Russia Support Protest Movement
42% of Russians support the protest rallies, which is 10% more than in March, according to the recent poll conducted by the Levada centre.
--03-08-2012--
Peter Gabriel Addresses Letter of Support to Pussy Riot
The legendary British musician Peter Gabriel has written a supportive letter to the three arrested members of the Pussy Riot band.
--31-07-2012--
No Money for My Honey
A Basmanniy Moscow court has refused to return the money that was seized from opposition activist Ksenia Sobchak during searches of her house in June 2012.
--27-07-2012--
Sting Speaks up for Pussy Riot
The British rock star Sting has urged to release members of the Pussy Riot punk band who have been kept in custody since February for their protest performance in Christ the Saviour Cathedral.
--26-07-2012--
Red Hot Chili Peppers Take Side with Pussy Riot
The vocalist of Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage in the Luzhniki Concert Hall in Moscow wearing a T-shirt with the inscription Pussy Riot.
--23-07-2012--
Opposition Announces Official Manifesto on Russia Day
Ten of thousands gathered in downtown Moscow on the Russia Day, June 12, for a mass anti-Kremlin March of Millions.
--13-06-2012--
Russian Protesters to Hold Rallies Abroad
Opposition supporters in Russias western exclave of Kaliningrad plan to hold protests in neighboring Poland, as they cannot afford the new fines for political rallies in Russia.
--08-06-2012--
Tough Anti-protest Law is Approved by Russian Parliament
After 11 hours of a marathon session, the Russian lower house has supported toughening the punishment for illegal gatherings in the second and final third readings.
--06-06-2012--
Russian Tycoon May Run for Moscow Mayor
Billionaire businessman Mikhail Prokhorov will probably run for Moscow mayor in 2015, Kommersant Daily reports.
--01-06-2012--
Opposition Plans to Hold New Rally on the Day of Russia
On Monday, May 28, Russian opposition applied to hold a 50,000-strong "March of Millions" in Moscow on June 12, to protest against current authorities.
--29-05-2012--
Russian Parliament Seeks Biggest Fines for Opposition
On Tuesday Russia's State Duma has approved in the first hearing the scandalous draft that could make enormous fines for taking part in or organizing unsanctioned protests.
--23-05-2012--
"Old New" President Returns to Kremlin
On Monday, May 7, an inauguration ceremony was held in the Kremlin State Palace, against a background of a battle between protesters and police, as well as mass arrests.
--08-05-2012--
Protest "March of Millions" Is Authorized
Moscow authorities have agreed to permit the May 6 March of Millions protest action, which includes march from Kaluzhskaya Square and a demonstration on Bolotnaya Square.
--04-05-2012--
Opposition Mayor Candidate Ends His Hunger Strike
Former Astrakhan mayoral candidate Oleg Shein ended his 40-day protest hunger strike on Tuesday.
--28-04-2012--
Opposition Applies for the Biggest Protest March
Today Russian political opposition has applied to hold a May 6 "March of Millions" in Moscow to protest the results of parliamentary and presidential elections.
--23-04-2012--
Russian Ruling Party Plans Increasing Penalties for Protesters
Deputies from Russias ruling United Russia party have proposed to toughen punishment for protest organizers and participants.
--18-04-2012--
Hunger Strike in Astrakhan - New Round of Opposition Activity
The days-long hunger strike of former Duma deputy, Oleg Shein against vote rigging, has attracted national attention.
--12-04-2012--
Red Square Became Inaccessible for Protesters
Several people were detained on Sunday during a planned opposition flashmob turned into a spontaneous demonstration at the gates of the Red Square.
--02-04-2012--
Eighth Political Party to Be Registered in Russia
The Russian Justice Ministry has agreed to register Russias Republican Party - the liberal party which was banned in 2007.
--19-03-2012--
Angry Citizens Against Russian Television
On Sunday, about 100 opposition activists have been detained in an unauthorized rally at the Ostankino TV center in Moscow, in a protest against a scandalous documentary.
--19-03-2012--
Opposition Plans to Hold a "March of Millions"
Leftist leader Sergei Udaltsov has called people to take part in the new opposition rally, called "march of millions in Moscow on May 5.
--16-03-2012--
Saturday Rallies Against "President of Numbers"
On Saturday, March 10, thousands of people gathered in central Moscow to express their opinion that the Russian leaders recent victory in presidential elections was not fair and demanding reform.
--11-03-2012--
Peter Gabriel Sympathizes With Russian Opposition
British rock-musician Peter Gabriel has come out in support of Russian protest movement. He has spoken about his solidarity with protesters in his video statement on Youtube.
--07-03-2012--
Moscow in a Ring of Protests
On Monday evening, March 5, there were about 16 different political actions in Moscow. The biggest of them was an opposition rally on the Pushkinskaya Square, which ended with hundreds of protesters detained.
--06-03-2012--
Political Weekend in Moscow - Social Activitiy At a Summit
Several public actions will take place this weekend in Moscow - both protest and pro-government meetings, dedicated to presidential elections.
--02-03-2012--
Russian Opposition Leaders to Create "Megaparty"
Russian opposition leaders are going to set up a new democratic coalition or "megaparty" to make it the strongest opposition power to the current authorities.
--16-02-2012--
Oppostion Plans to Encircle Moscow's Downtown
Organizers of the new opposition action expect 34,000 people to line up around the Garden Ring in downtown Moscow on February 26.
--10-02-2012--
Moscow Rallies to Serve as Setting for Romantic Movie
A movie about love of an oppositionist and a member of a riot squad is being shot against the background of rallies taking place in Moscow.
--08-02-2012--
Boris Grebenshchikov Concert Cancelled for Political Reasons First Time in Last 25 Years
Management of the St. Petersburg State University has cancelled Grebenshchikovs free concert and meeting with students scheduled for December, 23rd.
--19-12-2011--





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