Tag: Russian March

Navalny The Tightrope Walker

November 7, 2013

This editorial, translated from the pro-Kremlin Izvestia, attempts to analyze the decision made by opposition leader Alexei Navalny to avoid the “Russian March,” widely attended by Neo-Nazis, for the 2nd year in a row, while still calling his supporters to attend. There are several possible readings of Sokolov’s statements. One reading is that he is […]

“Russian March” is Becoming More Popular

November 4, 2013

On Monday, November 4th, Russian nationalists will hold a rally, the “Russian March,” to protest against minorities whom they say are ruining the country. Ironically, this is perhaps the opposite of the spirit of the holiday.┬áNovember 4th is a national holiday in Russia, Unity Day, which commemorates the occasion in 1612 when Russians from every […]

Dueling Nationalist and Pro-Migrant Rallies Planned for November 4

October 30, 2013

November 4th is a national holiday in Russia, Unity Day, which commemorates the occasion in 1612 when Russians from every class united to push the Polish-Lithuanian occupation force out of the country. This year, however, both a nationalist group (anti-immigrant) and a pro-migrant group have sought to hold rallies on that day. At this moment, […]