Tag: demonstrations in Russia

New Russian Facial-Recognition Tech May Fight Crime But It’s Already Misused Against Opposition

October 4, 2017

FindFace, a new facial-recognition technology developed by Russians is used in Russia both to capture wanted criminals — and deter opposition supporters from turning out to demonstrations.

State Duma Calls for ‘Preparing for Worst’ on Trump; Police Search Human Rights Activist Zoya Svetova

February 28, 2017

The Russian State Duma called for “preparing for the worst” regarding the policies of US President Donald Trump. Police searched the home of human rights activist Zoya Svetova in the YUKOS case.

With Reforms Impossible, Some Russians Predict Revolution, Baklanov Says

January 2, 2017

Given that Vladimir Putin has signaled that any serious reforms in the near term are unlikely or even impossible, ever more Russians are predicting revolution, especially as that country enters the centenary of the two revolutions of 1917.

A Defining Factor of Protest in Russia — Average Age There Twice That in Arab Spring Countries

December 23, 2015

Staunton, December 22 – “For mass repressions [in Russia], there are neither mechanisms, not resources, nor desire,” Yekaterina Schulmann says; but there may not need to be, according to Aleksandr Baunov, because “the average age of the population is about 40,” while “in all the countries of the ‘Arab Spring’ it is about 20.” “In […]

More than 2,500 Novosibirsk Residents Demand Moscow Reverse Its Obscurantist Policies

April 6, 2015

Staunton, April 6 — Between 2,500 and 5,000 residents of Novosibirsk staged a demonstration yesterday to demand that Moscow follow the principles of the Russian Constitution and allow artistic and other freedoms instead of pursuing what is an increasingly obscurantist, reactionary and authoritarian policy. The meeting sparked by the Tannhauser case called for that play […]

Putin Eliminating Rights of Russians ‘Step by Step,’ New Report Shows

Staunton, April 5 — A new study by a group of Moscow activists on the state of freedom of assembly in Russia concludes that Vladimir Putin has been first limiting and then eliminating that right as well as others in his drive to prevent the citizens of his country from being able to express themselves […]