Russia Protest

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 4:06 pm (UTC+0)
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Russian Communists Party supporters hold flags with the color and emblem of the Communist Party gather together to protest against official results of the parliaments elections in Manezh Square near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. Several thousand Communist supporters demanding a rerun of parliamentary elections gathered Sunday in central Moscow for a second weekend of protests against Russia’s alleged fraud-tainted vote. A Soviet insignia and a sign “For Motherland, for Stalin” is on the flag on the right. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

James Brooke
James Brooke is the Russia/CIS bureau chief for Voice of America. A lifelong journalist, he covered West Africa, Brazil, the American Rocky Mountain States, Canada, and Japan/Korea for The New York Times. A resident of Moscow since 2006, he was first Bloomberg bureau chief for the region. In 2010, he joined VOA. In addition to writing Russia Watch, his weekly blog, he also does video, radio and web reports from Russia and the former USSR.

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James Brooke is VOA Moscow bureau chief, covering Russia and the former USSR. With The New York Times, he worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa, Latin America, Canada and Japan/Koreas. He studied Russian in college during the Brezhnev years, first visited Moscow as a reporter during the final months of Gorbachev, and then came back for reporting forays during the Yeltsin and early Putin years. In 2006, he moved to Moscow to report for Bloomberg. He joined VOA in Moscow in 2010. Follow Jim on Twitter @VOA_Moscow.

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