Russia This Week: 26,000 Protest War in Ukraine at Moscow Peace March (September 15-21)

September 21, 2014
Marchers in the Peace March in Moscow 21 September. The banner says "Putin, Stop Fighting and Lying." Photo by marshmira via Instagram.

Updated Daily. This week’s issue:

Further Peace March Arrests: 7 in St. Petersburg; 2 in Yekaterinburg; 2 in Barnaul
Peace March of 26,000 in Moscow Finishes Without Incident; A Few Arrests Reported
At Least 10,000 in Peace March in Moscow – AP
5,000 March in St. Petersburg Despite Ban
‘If We’re the Fifth Column, Then You’re the Sixth Ward’
Peace Marcher in Feminist Column Arrested in Moscow
Arrests Reported in St. Petersburg at Unauthorized Peace March
Moscow Peace March Proceeds Despite Harassment from Ultranationalists – Live Feeds
Tens of Thousands Marching in Moscow Against Russia’s War in Ukraine
Opposition Peace March Begins in Moscow, with Counter-Demonstrators
Yevtushenkov Temporarily Released from House Arrest; Could Face Large Bail Payment Next Week
Moscow Peace March to Proceed Despite Claims of Cancellation; Ad Claimed Illegal
Russians Concerned About Government Plans to Disconnect Russian Internet from World
US Amb. Tefft Receives Liberals as Well as Hard-liners, and Deftly Parries Insults
Shake-up — Again — in ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ Military Leadership?
Ukrainian News Site Gordon Confirms More Russian Soldiers’ Deaths – and Military Presence in Ukraine
Russians Satirize Rosneft’s Sechin and Yevtushenkov Arrest
Russian and Ukrainian Analysts Theorize on Arrest of Oligarch Yevtushenkov
Russian Billionaire Arrested on Money-Laundering Charges
New ‘Novorossiya’ General Korsun Vows to Install Harsh Soviet-like System
Rights or Revanchism? Russian Human Rights Commissioner Blasts Ukraine, Baltic States

Last week’s issue:

TV Rain’s Chief Producer Assaulted in Moscow
In Moscow City Legislature Race, United Russia Leads with Close Vote Between Independent and Nationalist
Low Turnout in Moscow Municipal Elections, Difficulties for Opposition Candidates
Gay Tango Instructor Found Murdered in St. Petersburg
Leading Russian Human Rights Group Declared ‘Foreign Agent’
‘There Are Things More Important Than the Stock Market’
Putin Lights Candles in Church ‘For Those Who Gave Their Lives to Novorossiya’
Consumer Agency Opens Up 80 More Cases Against McDonald’s Restaurants
Opposition Gearing Up for Peace March, but Polls Show Apathy about Protest
Russian Parliamentarian Calls on Gazprom to Halt Deliveries to Europe
Russian Journalist Describes Detention, Torture of Detainees By Russian-Backed Separatists
Moscow Court Overturns Decision for Election-Monitoring Group Golos to Register as ‘Foreign Agent’
Moscow Legislator Calls for Ban on Apple Even as Russian Tech Blogger Previews iPhone 6
Anti-War Picket in Nizhny Novgorod
First Russian State TV Show about Paratroopers Killed in Ukraine, Packaged with Lies
Local Russian Media Report More Paratroopers’ Deaths in Combat in Ukraine

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