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Opposition Rally Draws Tens of Thousands in Moscow

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Russians have marched in an opposition rally in the capital Moscow to protest the return of Vladimir Putin to the Russian presidency, despite Russian authorities forcing several protest leaders to appear for questioning as the demonstration began. Tuesday’s rally was the first to be called by the opposition since Mr. Putin […]

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Tens of Thousands Join Anti-Putin Rally in Moscow

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Russians have joined a Moscow rally to protest the return of Vladimir Putin to the Russian presidency, despite Russian authorities forcing several protest leaders to appear for questioning as the demonstration began. Tuesday’s rally is the first to be called by the opposition since Mr. Putin took office on May 7 […]

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Russian Opposition Prepares for Rally Without Protest Leaders

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s opposition is preparing to hold a major anti-government rally in Moscow despite government orders for several protest leaders to appear for questioning as the demonstration gets under way. Tuesday’s rally is the first to be called by the opposition since Vladimir Putin returned to the Russian presidency last month and began tightening a government […]

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Russian Police Raid Opposition Leaders’ Homes Before Protest

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian police and investigators have raided the homes of several opposition leaders on the eve of a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin. The Federal Investigative Committee says the searches targeted the organizers of an anti-Putin rally held last month. They were Alexei Navalny and Sergei Udaltsov, who both spent 15 days in jail last […]

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Russian Police Raid Opposition Leaders’ Homes Ahead of Protest

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Russian police and investigators have raided the homes of several opposition leaders on the eve of a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin. The Federal Investigative Committee says the searches targeted the organizers of an anti-Putin rally held last month. They were Alexei Navalny and Sergei Udaltsov, who both spent 15 days in jail last […]

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Russian Police Raid Opposition Leaders’ Homes Ahead of Protest

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Russian police and investigators have raided the homes of several opposition leaders on the eve of a planned protest in Moscow. The Federal Investigative Committee said in a statement Monday the searches targeted the organizers of an earlier rally, held last month to protest against President Vladimir Putin. The statement named Alexei Navalny and Sergei […]

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Putin Signs Controversial Bill That Increases Protest Fines

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a controversial bill that dramatically raises fines for people involved in unauthorized rallies. Mr. Putin says he signed the bill despite a request from the head of his human rights council, Mikhail Fedotov, for him to veto it. Russia’s Interfax news agency quotes Fedotov as saying the […]

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Putin Signs Bill That Increases Protest Fines

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a controversial bill that dramatically raises fines for people involved in unauthorized rallies. The bill, introduced by the ruling United Russia party, was approved this week by both the upper and lower houses in parliament. The new law raises the maximum fine on an individual illegal street […]

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Russia’s Upper House Passes Bill to Increase Protest Fines

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved a bill that dramatically raises fines for people involved in unauthorized rallies, hours after the lower house passed the measure. The Federation Council voted 132 to one Wednesday in favor of the bill with one abstention. To become law, it needs the signature of President Vladimir Putin, whose […]

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Russia’s Upper House Passes Bill to Increase Protest Fines

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved a bill that dramatically raises fines for people involved in unauthorized rallies, hours after the lower house passed the measure. The Federation Council voted 132 to one Wednesday in favor of the bill with one abstention. To become law, it needs the signature of President Vladimir Putin, whose […]

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