Tag: red square

Soviet-Style May Day Celebrations Making a Comeback under Putin

May 1, 2014

Staunton, May 1 – Today, for the first time since the end of the Soviet Union and reflecting what Russian commentators say is a patriotic “wave” and “nostalgia” for the USSR, a May Day parade is passing through Red Square — although Vladimir Putin is not atop the Lenin Mausoleum, as his Soviet predecessors were, […]

Demonstration of the Seven: 45 Years Later

August 27, 2013

Red Square was once again occupied by a group of protesters this weekend marking the 45th anniversary of the arrest of a group of activists and Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia. Recalling what happened 45 years ago, this protest was also dispersed by police, sparking an official complaint from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.  25 […]