Tag: protests in Russia

Russia Update: European Court of Human Rights Rules That Russia Must Compensate Bolotnaya Demonstrator

January 5, 2016

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia must pay a total of 32,000 euros ($34,385) in compensation to a demonstrator who was wrongfully arrested. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is […]

North Caucasians Have More to Protest about Than Nationality or Islam

November 9, 2015

Staunton, November 9 – Most observers focus on ethnic and religious issues as the drivers of protest in the North Caucasus, but in fact, North Caucasians have in addition to these concerns many other reasons to protest, some of which are typical of Russia as a whole and others regionally specific, according to Anton Chablin. […]

Even the Kremlin Doesn’t Believe Its Own Poll Numbers, Says Nezavisimaya Gazeta

July 7, 2015

Staunton, July 7 The Kremlin it appears “does not believe the ratings” it routinely distributes about the support the Russian people are showing for Vladimir Putin and his regime if one judges by the Russian government’s new effort to give the FSB expanded powers to fight mass protests, according to the editors of Nezavisimaya Gazeta. […]

Post-Soviet States Entering Second Anti-Communist Revolutionary Period, Shmelyev Says

July 2, 2015

Staunton, July 2 – The post-Soviet world is entering its own version of 1968, Aleksandr Shmelyev says, “and everything which is taking place in Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Russia and so on can be conceived as a wave of ‘secondary anti-communist revolutions,’ as attempts to put the authorities under the control of society.” In 1968, […]