Tag Archives: Russian Opposition

Moscow Rises Again: A Lesson in Congenial, Middle Class Protest

The G20 finance ministers and central bankers had quite a show to kick off their meeting in Moscow this past week. After a hiatus of about a year, several thousand Muscovites – and Russians in several cities across Russia – … Continue reading

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Moscow March of Millions Redux

Today in Moscow, and apparently in about 50 other locations across Russia, thousands of people marched in an anti-government demonstration called “The March of Millions”.  The exact number who turned out is unclear; as usual, the city police estimated a … Continue reading

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What’s happening in Russia right now is just a (Pussy) Riot

July 31st , 2012 is a mid-summer fest in Russia: The group Strategy 31 has staged its regular thirty-first-of-the-month demonstration promoting the Russian Constitution’s Article 31 on freedom of assembly (see also here); anticorruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny … Continue reading

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The Blackness of Pots and Kettles (Чья корова мычит, а чья молчит?)

A colleague of mine with Canadian connections yesterday sent me a link to a lovely video about “La Révolte des Casseroles”, Montreal’s creative protest against rising university fees and, now especially, Quebec Province’s Bill 78, passed on 18 May of … Continue reading

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