Tag: protests in Karelia

Russian Citizens Find a Substitute for Elections: Protests Demanding Ouster of Incumbents

April 19, 2015

Staunton, April 19 – Vladimir Putin’s efforts to exclude the people of the Russian Federation from voting on the heads of federal subjects may be backfiring because it is leading some citizens there to take to the streets to demand that their current regional rulers be ousted and gaining confidence in their power, a development […]

How the Internet has Changed Karelia Since First Dial-Ups in 1997

April 6, 2015

Staunton, April 5 — Thanks to the help of Finnish friends, Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia, got dial-up Internet service in 1997, even before Moscow did; and the links it has provided help explain the rise of the Karelian national movement since then, including the protests this week against the Moscow-imposed governor. The Internet not […]

Karelia ‘First Region in Russia’ Where Local People Demand Ouster of Republic Leader

April 3, 2015

Staunton, April 3 – More than 1,000 residents of Petrazovodsk took part in a demonstration there yesterday which called for the ouster of the Karelia’s current head Aleksandr Khudilaynen, “the first region in Russia” in Putin’s times where the local population has demanded such a step, according to Karelian republic television. (The television station’s assertion […]