Tag Archive | protests

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 […]

Russian Activists Turn To Social Media (article from NPR)

“Russia’s largest anti-government demonstrations since the Soviet breakup of 1991 are being organized and driven by a force that didn’t exist two decades ago — social media. In recent years, protests have been relatively rare, and Russians who got their news from state-run television essentially saw one narrative — one that relentlessly extolled the virtues […]