Tag: hooliganism

Russia This Week: Kremlin Advisor Speaks at Yalta Conference Amid Separatists, European Far Right (25-31 August)

August 30, 2014

Updated Daily. -Kremlin advisor Sergei Glazyev speaks in Yalta, surrounded by separatists and European far right; advocates for “Novorossiya” to join Customs Union. -There was an anti-war rally in St. Petersburg. -Lev Shlosberg, Pskov deputy who investigated Pskov paratroopers’ deaths, assaulted, hospitalized; he links his attack to his investigation, and Acting Governor Turchak condemns attack. […]

“For Our Freedom and Yours”

December 5, 2013

When the artist Pavel Pavlensky stripped naked on Red Square last month, then sat down on the cold cobblestones and nailed his scrotum to the ground, many people were not so much shocked as hoping to scrub the cringing image from their eyes. He didn’t quite gain the hipster world-wide popularity and saturation media coverage […]

Russia Orders New Armored Anti-Riot Vehicles

November 1, 2013

The Russian Interior Ministry has issued an order for new anti-riot trucks, heavily armored vehicles capable of driving through and dispersing crowds. Tests of these vehicles could begin next month. Riots are increasingly common in Russia. New riots are even possible on Monday. This new order suggests that the Kremlin may be sending a message. […]

Weeks Surrounding Moscow Mayor Elections Fraught with Provocations

September 4, 2013

For weeks, social media and Russian newspapers have circulated rumors that Navalny’s supporters were planning riots, and other illegal or nefarious actions, in the lead-up and wake of the September 8th mayoral election in Moscow. Most of these reports have been accusations without any supporting evidence. Now, Izvestia, a newspaper with close ties to the […]

Navalny Detained at Meeting with Voters; Released

August 26, 2013

The opposition’s candidate for Moscow’s mayor is surging in the polls, despite a recent conviction for fraud. Though he is still a long shot to win Moscow’s mayoral race, he is polling higher now that the debates have started, especially since Moscow’s incumbent, Sergei Sobyanin, has refused to take place in the debates. Navalny was […]