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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot members suing Moscow in European Court of Human Rights

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:35pm by GDN

    ... over their imprisonment for a 2012 "punk prayer" protest at a Moscow cathedral. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who were given an amnesty in December after serving 21 ... if this speech is not supported by the majority. This is a case about freedom of expression and fair trial." Pussy Riot came to the world's attention with their protest on February 21, 2012, ...

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    Hundreds detained after seven receive long jail terms for anti-Putin protest

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Police move in after seven activists receive long prison terms for inauguration protest Hundreds detained at Putin court sentencing Police detained hundreds of protesters yesterday outside a court that sentenced seven activists to prison terms of up to four years over demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's third presidential inauguration. The Moscow ...

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    Protest at Moscow court as eight convicted of anti-Putin violence

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Opposition leader Navalny and two members of Pussy Riot join 1,000 outside Moscow tribunal Protest at court as eight convicted ofanti-Putin violence A Russian court yesterday found eight people guilty of mass riots and attacking police at a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin's third term in office. About 1,000 people stood in protest ...

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    Ban on lacy underwear leads to panty protests in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:47pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Moscow Law blocking sales of lacy underwear leads to arrest of 30 women in Kazakhstan protest Knickers in a twist over panty ban Russian consumers and their neighbours have taken to the streets to protest about a trade ban on lacy lingerie. The ban will outlaw any underwear containing less than 6 per cent cotton from being imported, made, or sold in Russia, ...

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    Actor Gerard Depardieu announces plans for vodka distillery in Russia

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... of Mordovia, which is now his official home. He already owns a string of restaurants in France and Belgium. Depardieu took Russian citizenship last year after quitting France in protest at President ...

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    Putin eases curbs on Sochi protests

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Putin eases bans on Sochi demonstrations President Vladimir Putin has eased curbs on demonstrations in the Winter Olympics venue of Sochi in a gesture likely to burnish Russia's image ahead of an event dogged by worries over securit ...

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    Russian nationalists held after racist street protest in Saint Petersburg

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Saint Petersburg Nationalists held after racist street protest Russian police have detained eight nationalists for assaulting "foreign-looking" people during a march down a central Saint Petersburg street. Marchers attacked shops and threw stones and smoke bombs, and reports said 16 had been arrested. One victim suffered an injury to his head, ...

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    Greenpeace activists charged with piracy after Russian oil rig protest

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... activists from several nations with piracy yesterday over a protest against Arctic oil drilling at a platform owned by the state-controlled energy company Gazprom, the environmental group said. ... the protest last month, in which a Greenpeace icebreaker approached the Prirazlomnaya platform and two activists tried to scale the rig- a crucial part of Russia's effort to mine Arctic ...

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    Russians seize Greenpeace ship after Arctic oil rig protest

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Greenpeace ship seized after Arctic oil rig protest Russian officials have detained a Greenpeace ship and threatened to bring criminal charges after activists scaled ... enforcement officers had damaged the ship's communications equipment. The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the Greenpeace protest "was aggressive and provocative and bore ...

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    Russia braces for trial of violent anti-Putin protesters

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 01:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Twelve Russians go on trial in Moscow on Thursday accused of crowd violence at a mass protest against President Vladimir Putin last year in what critics say ... an opposition rally on May 6, last year, one day before Putin was inaugurated into his third presidential term. The trial comes as the most charismatic protest leader Alexei Navalny is in court accused ...




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