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Russian opposition stages new protest against Putin

Protesters chanting "Russia without Putin" began marching through Moscow on Saturday in a protest seen as a test of the opposition's ability to mount a sustained challenge to President Vladimir Putin.


Global activists gear up for Pussy Riot rallies

Pussy Riot

The global campaign to free Pussy Riot is gaining speed: Supporters of the punk provocateur band mobilize this week in at least a two dozen cities worldwide to hold simultaneous demonstrations an hour before a Russian court rules on whether its members will be sent to prison....


Defying fines, Russians march against Putin

Russian protesters galvanised by raids on the homes of their leaders joined a march against President Vladimir Putin Tuesday despite the threat of fines the size of their annual pay.


Protests in Russia against Putin appear to lose some steam

Protests in Russia against Vladimir Putin's election win were continuing Saturday but the size of the crowd appeared to be smaller.


Motorists protest against Putin on Moscow's streets

Russian Protests

Hundreds of Russians protesting against Vladimir Putin drove through Moscow Sunday ahead of the March 4 presidential election expected to seal his grip on power.


Tens of thousands in Moscow rally against Putin's rule

Putin Protest

Tens of thousands marched in Moscow on Saturday against the rule of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is seeking re-election.


Putin's time is running out: Russian protest leader

Up to 1 million Russians are ready to take to the streets to protest against a disputed election and Vladimir Putin's "corrupt regime" is unlikely to hold on to power for more than two years, protest leader Alexei Navalny said on Friday.


Putin accuses Clinton of sparking post-election protests

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States of encouraging protests over Russia's parliamentary election and said hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign funds were used to influence the vote.


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