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Thousands Gathered in Moscow to Support Charged Opposition Activists
Thousands of people took part in a protest rally in downtown Moscow on Sunday, February 2, urging the authorities to drop charges against a group of activists facing lengthy jail terms over a 2012 mass anti-Kremlin march.
--03-02-2014--
Russia to Ban Websites Calling for Protests
In the late December the lower house of Russian parliament gave its final approval for a bill to ban websites that call for unauthorized protests.
--14-01-2014--
Over 20 Opposition Activists Detained in Downtown Moscow
On Monday, January 6, Moscow police detained 28 opposition activists which took part in a protest gathering dedicated to Bolotnaya's political prisoners.
--08-01-2014--
Opposition Activists Detained in Moscow Over Rally for Freedom
Twenty-eight opposition activists were detained in central Moscow on Tuesday, December 31, during an unsanctioned rally calling for the government to uphold the constitutional right to free assembly.
--04-01-2014--
Protesters Seized on Red Square in Moscow
Several opposition activists were detained on Sunday, November 17, on downtown Moscows Red Square, according to reports from the local police and journalists.
--18-11-2013--
Thousands Rallied in Moscow to Remember Political Prisoners
On Sunday, October 27, thousands of protestors rallied in Moscow to call on the Kremlin to release people they consider to be political prisoners.
--28-10-2013--
Moscow Warehouse Closed After Anti-Migrant Riots
A vegetable warehouse in a Moscow Biryulyovo district, which became one of the main targets of anti-migrant rioters during a night of violent clashes in the area, is closed for five days, local officials report.
--15-10-2013--
Biryulevo: Special-purpose Plan "Volcano" Has Been Cancelled
The situation in the Western District of Moscow Biryulevo has normalized. No one left near the shopping center "Biryuza" after midnight. There are no protesters in surrounding streets. According to police, nearly 400 people were detained for unlawful acts under article 213 of the Criminal Code (Hooliganism). Special-purpose plan "Volcano" introduced to fight against disorders in Biryulevo has been cancelled.
--14-10-2013--
Moscow Sees Violent Protests Over Murder of Russian by Migrant
A mass protest in southern Moscow against lawlessness and domination of migrants turned violent on Sunday and ended with clashes with police and mass arrests on disorder offences.
--14-10-2013--
Greenpeace Activists Charged With Piracy by Russian Court
First two members of a group of Greenpeace activists who were detained aboard a Greenpeace icebreaker during a protest action at an offshore oil rig in the Arctic last month, were officially charged with piracy.
--02-10-2013--
Russian LGBT Activists Offer Psychiatric Help for Russian Deputies
On Thursday, September 19, a group of Russian LGBT activists held an unsanctioned rally outside the building of Russian Parliament, offering psychiatric help to lawmakers over the legislators latest initiatives targeting the LGBT community.
--25-09-2013--
Nationalist Rally Prevented in St. Petersburg
Police in St. Petersburg reported that an unapproved nationalist rally was prevented on Saturday with over 20 people detained.
--23-09-2013--
Hundreds Protest in Moscow Against Academy of Sciences Reform
Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Moscow on Saturday to protest against planned changes to the Russian Academy of Sciences, local media report.
--30-08-2013--
Russian Provincial Town Protests Against Mine Opening
On Sunday, July 21, hundreds of people gathered in a small town in Russias southern Voronezh Region for a mass protest against plans to open a nickel and copper mine in the area.
--22-07-2013--
Moscow Officials Allow Opposition Rally on Russia Day
Moscow authorities have approved the 30,000-strong protest march proposed by Russian opposition movement, the action will take place on June 12, which is also Russia Day state holiday.
--04-06-2013--
14 People Arrested at Unsanctioned Protest Rally in Moscow
A traditional Strategy-31 unsanctioned opposition rally took place on May 31 in Moscow, police detained over 14 people.
--02-06-2013--
Activists Arrested at Moscow Gay Pride Rally
Several dozens of LGBT activists and their opponents were detained in the Russian capital on Saturday during a string of gay pride events in the citys center.
--27-05-2013--
Russian Opposition Sets New Rally on Russia Day
Russian opposition activists plan to hold a new protest rally in Moscow on June 12, which is celebrated as a national holiday in the country, Russia Day.
--20-05-2013--
About 30 Protesters Detained on Red Square
On Saturday, April 29, Moscow police detained 27 opposition activists on the Red Square during an unsanctioned protest against the prosecution of people suspected of involvement in violence at a rally on May 6, 2012.
--29-04-2013--
Russian Opposition Inform about Moscow Rally on May 6
Russian opposition activists have sent an official notification to Moscow authorities about holding a rally on May 6, at the anniversary of scandalous "Millions March" 2012.
--22-04-2013--
Nationalists Detained in Moscow over Unauthorized Rally
On Saturday, April 13, dozens of people were detained by the Moscow police when trying to hold an unauthorized "Day of Rage" nationalist rally.
--14-04-2013--
Opposition Rally in Moscow Reminds of Arrested Activists
About 1000 people gathered on Saturday, April 6, in downtown Moscow in support of those arrested over last years clashes on Moscows Bolotnaya Square.
--08-04-2013--
Nine Protesters Detained on Red Square in Moscow
On Saturday, March 23, nine opposition activists were detained by the Moscow police over an attempt to hold an unauthorized rally on Red Square.
--25-03-2013--
Opposition Rally on March 31 Is Banned in Moscow
Moscow officials have rejected a request by a group of opposition activists to hold a rally on March 31 - a traditional action in support of Article 31 of the Russian Constitution.
--21-03-2013--
Two Protest Rallies to Take Place in Spring
Members of the Russian Opposition Coordination Council have announced plans to hold two mass rallies in April and May.
--18-03-2013--
16 Feminist Activists Detained Over Protest in Moscow
On Friday, March 8, Moscow police detained 16 feminist protesters for violating public order during a sanctioned rally in Moscow.
--09-03-2013--
Moscow Officials Allow Opposition March
On Wednesday, Moscow authorities gave official permission for an opposition rally to take place in the city center on Saturday, March 2.
--27-02-2013--
St. Petersburg Citizens Rally to Defend Child Cancer Center
About 800 people gathered in downtown St. Petersburg on Sunday to protest the possible closing of St. Petersburgs unique childrens cancer treatment center.
--04-02-2013--
Russian Opposition Activist Commits Suicide
An opposition activist, suspected of participating in unrest during an opposition rally in Moscow on May 6, 2012, committed suicide in a refugee center in Amsterdam.
--18-01-2013--
Moscow Police Detain 30 People at Pickets against US Adoptions Ban
On Wednesday, thirty people were detained near the State Duma as they took part in a picket against legislation that can put an end to the adoption of Russian children by US citizens.
--20-12-2012--
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--
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--
Greenpeace Activists Arrested Over Action near Gazprom Office
Ten activists from Greenpeace environmental organization were arrested on Wednesday after a demonstration outside the Moscow office of Gazprom.
--06-09-2012--
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--
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--
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--
Russian Wikipedia Strikes Against Internet Censorship
Russian Wikipedia, the segment of the worlds largest free on-line encyclopedia, temporarily suspended its work on Tuesday in protest against a bill proposing creation of a blacklist of all websites containing banned content.
--10-07-2012--
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--
No Gay Parades in Moscow until 2112
The Moscow City Court has upheld a decision to turn down the LGBT activists request for permission to hold gay pride parades for the next 100 years.
--08-06-2012--
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--
Russian Children Learn to Break Up Protests
A Russian online toy store offered for sale a paddy wagon with toy riot policemen for children to play riot police cracking down on a rally.
--06-06-2012--
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--
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--
"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--
Activists Plan to Hold Gay Pride Parade in May
Activists plan to hold a gay pride parade in Moscow on May 27, to express protest against the law banning "gay propaganda" in Russia.
--25-04-2012--
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 Marches to Be Held over May Holidays
The Communist Party of the Russian Federation plans to hold a series of rallies and marches in downtown Moscow over May holidays.
--05-04-2012--
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--
Meetings Without Penguins
A man in a penguin costume was detained by St. Petersburg police at the sanctioned opposition rally on Saturday, March 24.
--26-03-2012--
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--
Moscow City Centre is Surrounded by Opposition
On Sunday, opposition activists managed to encircle the capitals central Garden Ring road, linking their hands and so making a circular human chain.
--27-02-2012--
Weekend Car Rallies in Moscow: For and Against Putin
Two car rallies at once took place this weekend in Moscow. Involving different participants with different political views, they still had the same purpose - to express their opinion about current Prime Minister.
--20-02-2012--
"Toy Story" Rally is Forbidden by Barnaul Authorities
Authorities in the Russian city of Barnaul have ban a toys protest meeting, saying that toys couldn't express their opinions independently.
--17-02-2012--
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--
"Gay Promotion" is Banned in St. Petersburg
On Wednesday, St. Petersburg city assembly adopted the a scandalous bill imposing monetary penalty for any propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia.
--09-02-2012--
"Stop SOPA" Action Supported by Russians
Yesterday the global campaign against anti-piracy bills in the U.S. Congress was supported by Russian Pirate Party and some other activists.
--19-01-2012--
New Big Election Protests in Russia
On Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters held big rallies in Moscow and other Russian cities to to press demands for new parliamentary elections and wholesale liberalizing reform in Russia.
--26-12-2011--
Jolly Roger Flies on the Cruiser Aurora's Mast
On the 16th of October, in St. Petersburg, three young people climbed he mast of the famous cruiser Aurora and ran up a Jolly Roger flag where the revolutionary red Bolsheviks' banner once fluttered.
--17-10-2011--





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