Tag: Sergei Udaltsov

Russia This Week: Bolotnaya Defendants Udaltsov and Razvozzhayev Sentenced (21-25 July)

July 25, 2014

Updated Daily. Opposition leaders Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev in the long-running Bolotnaya Case were found guilty by a Moscow court of “inciting mass riots” in protests against President Vladimir Putin on 6 May 2012 and sentenced to 4.5 years forced labor. Russian and Ukrainian bloggers confirmed the sighting of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system. […]

Russia This Week: ‘If Putin Sends in Troops’ (7-13 July)

July 12, 2014

Updated Daily. Refugees continue to flee armed conflict in southeastern Ukraine into Russia, but questions remain about how many of them there are, as both official and news reports differ substantially, and international relief organizations and journalists are not let into the border towns under a state of emergency. The retreat of Col. Igor Strelkov […]

The Bolotnaya Case: Half a Year Later

December 3, 2013

In the case of the riots on Bolotnaya Square on May 6, 2012, the discovery of evidence stage hasn’t been completed yet: only 40 out of 453 declared witnesses have been questioned. However, according to the Bolotnaya prisoners’ attorneys, “the court began to ‘push’ the participants in the trial ‘to make sure everything is completed […]

Will the “Manezhnaya Case” Be Added to the “Bolotnaya Case?”

July 17, 2013

There could be new developments related to the case of mass riots on May 6, 2012. According to the “NG” [Nezavisimaya Gazeta],  investigators are questioning the opposition activists detained on that day on Manezhnaya Square who “diverted the police forces” from other protesters. The “NG” managed to get hold of a list of opposition activists […]

Leonid Razvozzhayev Indicted

June 25, 2013

[Investigative agencies have filed charges in the final form against Leonid Razvozzhayev, aide to opposition politician and Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev. Razvozzhayev, who claims to have been kidnapped by FSB officers and brought back to Russia after seeking political asylum in Ukraine, is charged with organizing and participating in mass disorders and with the unlawful […]