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Russia against Putin, the Orthodox Church warns against "revolutions"
The central government fears uprisings along the lines of Ukraine’s orange revolution, but people just want to see their right to transparent elections respected. Medvedev opens an investigation into possible election fraud. Anti-Putin groups plans another rally for December 24.
On stage, the script already written for Russia's presidential elections
In was taken for granted that the voting would coronate the successor of Putin, Mevedev. Also predictable was the information on preferences and on voting turnout, the criticisms of the opposition, and the praise of the Orthodox Church for the new head of the Kremlin. Voters had their backs to the wall: there was no real alternative, and widespread pressure on many levels to go to the polls.
First forum of Russian civil society held in Khimki forest
From today until June 20 the AntiSeliger festival in the Khimki forest - at risk of extinction - to "form a strong and conscientious civil society" capable of making itself heard. Leading ecologist Evegenja Chirikov main promoter of event: are we ready to face pretentious police action or nationalist groups.
Patriarch Kirill on the anti-Putin protests: authorities must listen to criticism
Nearly three weeks since the explosion of demonstrations against the alleged electoral fraud in favor of the ruling party, Kirill prays for social peace. In two days next great demonstration in Moscow.
Putin returns to Kremlin, opposition returns to streets
The former KGB agent wins the presidential election with 64% of the vote but has great challenges ahead: Demands for democratic reforms and the spectre of economic crisis.
Kommersant-Vlast magazine purged over Putin criticism
The oligarch close to the Kremlin and the owner of the authoritative magazine, dismisses the director and the manager after a service on fraud in general elections on 4 December.
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