Tag Archive | RussiaElections2012
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 […]
Compliments of Voice of America Moscow Bureau Chief James Brooke: “Social networks are making opposition politics very sociable.” With the much publicized presidential elections occuring in Russia on Sunday, will Putin’s projected win come to fruition? Can he avoid a run-off? If he does win, what will happen to the opposition movement and how will the organizers re-strategize? Read […]
“A youth political group with close ties to the Kremlin has been accused of paying out hundreds of thousands of pounds to Russian journalists to burnish the image of Vladimir Putin and smear the reputations of pro-democracy activists.” Click here to continue reading.