2019 Moscow Election Campaign Protests
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06 December 2019
Russian Activist Blogger Gets Suspended Sentence After Anti-Putin Videos
A popular Russian blogger has received a suspended three-year sentence for "inciting extremism on the Internet" in his calls for protests against President Vladimir Putin and his government. Yegor Zhukov was hailed as a hero by his supporters on the steps of a Moscow courthouse.
14 October 2019
Russian Lawyer Who Defended Detainees Fined For 'Attack' On Police
A Russian lawyer and human rights activist has been found guilty of attacking police and fined 30,000 rubles ($468) by a Krasnodar court in connection with his detention while he was trying to provide legal advice to protesters being taken into police custody at an anti-government rally a year ago.
03 October 2019
“We’re Not Scared Of Anything:” Russia’s Protesters Vow To Fight On
Following an eventful summer, full of election protests and arrests, thousands of Russians took to the streets in Moscow again on September 29; this time, to call for the release of 13 men arrested as part of the so-called Moscow Case, an investigation into alleged “mass disorder” during an unauthorized July 27 rally for equitable candidate registration. With Russia's local elections now over, how much staying power do demonstrations for political transparency still have?
01 October 2019
Interview: Ex-Protest Prisoner Pavel Ustinov Has No Plans To Stay At Home
His case has become arguably one of the best known among the dozens of prisoners arrested on criminal charges during Moscow’s chaotic summer of election protests. Now freed from prison, Pavel Ustinov, a 23-year-old Russian actor, told Current Time that he intends to take to the streets to rally for the freedom of other protest prisoners.
29 September 2019
Russian Opposition Stages New Rally After Summer Of Protests
Thousands of protesters jammed a central Moscow square on September 29 as opposition groups sought to regain momentum following a summer of demonstrations that targeted both local elections but also Russia’s broader political system.
08 September 2019
Russians On Social Media Report Steady Stream Of Election Violations
06 September 2019
Vox Pop: Ahead Of Sept. 8 Vote, Russians Divided On Protests
As Russia heads into national local and regional elections on September 8, what do ordinary voters make of the country's 2019 summer of protest? Journalist Vadim Kondakov, host of Current Time’s Unknown Russia series, took to the streets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg to find out.
04 September 2019
Russian Blogger's Sentence A Warning To Opposition, Says His Mother
The mother of a Russian blogger sentenced to five years in prison for extremism related to a social media posting has expressed shock at the punishment meted out to her son, suggesting it was meant to send a warning to Russia’s opposition.
31 August 2019
Protesters Again March In Moscow, Defying Authorities
Demonstrators estimated to number in the low thousands again defied authorities on August 31 and marched in central Moscow, ignoring officials' warnings and pressing demands to let independent candidates run in upcoming city council elections.