Tag: Moscow

Protester gets 18 months in prison

by Sarah Hurst A judge in Moscow has sentenced 33-year-old repair man Dmitri Krepkin to 18 months in prison for allegedly causing “serious pain” to an OMON riot policeman during the anti-corruption protest organised by Alexei Navalny on March 26. As Grani.ru reported, Krepkin was accused of hurting […]

Irkutsk and Kemerovo rallies

By Sarah Hurst After filing his lawsuit against Vladimir Putin for refusing to give him permission for rallies, Alexei Navalny held two more successful rallies in Irkutsk and Kemerovo this weekend. He bypassed local authorities altogether by getting invitations to appear on private property. The owner of a […]

Tambov organisers jailed

By Sarah Hurst Campaigners for Alexei Navalny in Tambov, south of Moscow, are paying the price for organising his successful rally last Sunday. The coordinator of Navalny’s headquarters in the city, Diana Rudakova, has been jailed for seven days. Deputy coordinator Leonid Yarygin has been jailed for 25 […]

Putin ramps up fright factor

by Sarah Hurst Kremlin retribution against Alexei Navalny’s top campaigners and supporters is intensifying. This morning the head of Navalny’s Moscow headquarters, Nikolai Lyaskin, was greeted at home by police blocking his car and demanding that he accompany them to the station. He did so and was held […]

Punishing protesters

By Sarah Hurst The protests across Russia on October 7 attracted media attention worldwide, but now that interest has waned, arrests and trials are happening continuously. The website OVD-Info that monitors politically-motivated arrests has published a regional rundown of what’s happened so far in the wake of the […]

Navalny’s message to protesters

Translated by Sarah Hurst Original: https://navalny.com/p/5579/ For now I only know about how the actions of October 7 went from what the radio broadcasts. But even so it’s clear to me: only you move the country forward – those who came out onto the streets yesterday or participated in […]

Putin’s birthday

by Sarah Hurst At the end of a long day in which thousands of protesters took to the streets in dozens of cities across Russia, people are still shouting slogans such as “Putin is a thief!” and “Free Navalny!” on Moscow’s Manezh Square and St. Petersburg’s Palace Square. […]