Tag Archive | European Union

Update: Opposition leaders arrested and detained following election result protests in Moscow

From Reuters: Several news media outlets have reported that hundreds of protestors have been arrested and detained by police during the mass demonstrations following Sunday’s presidential election results.  Among them is Alexei Navalny, main opposition figure and political activist blogger. Read more about Navalny’s arrest, the EU’s criticism of the elections and US pressure to conduct investigations on […]

Tension between Russia and the EU on the upcoming elections

The current social movement and mass political protests in Russia are not simply an internal domestic matter; they have implications for the entire European and Eurasian region. High Representative of European Union Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton expressed concern over the disqualification of popular opposition leader Grigory Yavlinsky in the upcoming presidential elections. In a speech delievered to the European […]