Tag: Bolotnaya Square

Boris Akunin at Bolotnaya Square

May 7, 2013

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the anti-Putin Bolotnaya Square protests, which have led to numerous arrests and indictments of Russian opposition figure. The theme of this year’s demonstration was solidarity with these political prisoners. Below is a speech delivered by the Russian novelist Boris Akunin. –Ed.   Greetings. If the court trials that have […]

How Surkov and Medvedev Financed the Opposition

May 1, 2013

The efforts to morally discredit the opposition, set against the backdrop of new criminal cases against the leaders and rank-and-file participants of the protest movement, is a good way to finally bury the political landscape of Russia under concrete, or in a bog (in the literal sense, not to be confused with Bolotnaya Square.  The […]

Lebedev’s Sentence Will Complicate Things for “Bolotnaya” Defendants

April 30, 2013

The Moscow City Court has sentenced well-known opposition activist Konstantin Lebedev to 2.5 years in prison for organizing public unrest in Moscow under the notorious “Bolotnaya Case”. Technically, this sentence cannot have any legal implications for the outcome of the upcoming major trial of Leonid Razvozzhaev and Sergei Udaltsov; however, their attorneys have expressed concerns […]