On 12 June, 2009 two activists with the Other Russia coalition were assaulted and beaten up by the police in the town of Rostov-on-Don located in the South of Russia. It was pre-emptive measure to disrupt the planned rally “Russia against Putin”. It didn’t matter that the organizers had received the authorization from the city administration. It didn’t deter police force from open assault.
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On May, 31st nearby 50 persons have blocked street Tverskaja-Jamskaja. They also have spread out the banner “Down with Putin!”, have hoisted flags and have lighted torches. They scanned slogans “We need the Other Russia!”, “Russia without Putin!”, “Freedom for Russia!”. (more…)
Opposition groups release a new collection of protest songs.
Russian rock music, which was in didactic opposition to the Soviet Union before its fall in the early 90s, has lately tended to compromise with the increasingly authoritarian Kremlin rather than challenge it.
Some leading Russian rock figures, for instance, entertained the Kremlin-backed youth movement Nashi at its summer camp on Lake Seliger in 2005 and 2006 as well as performed on Red Square to celebrate the election of Dmitry Medvedev to the presidency on March 2 this year. (more…)
Police raided the apartment of an activist with the banned National Bolshevik Party on Thursday and confiscated a computer and several books by opposition leader Eduard Limonov, a spokesman for the opposition coalition The Other Russia said.
Police entered the apartment of activist Maxim Gasovich in southern Moscow at around 9 a.m. in search of fellow opposition activist Darya Isayeva, who is being investigated on suspicion of extremism for a stunt in a Yolki-Palki restaurant last month, spokesman Alexander Averin said. (more…)
It began inauspiciously. On a frozen afternoon in late November, as Moscow was draped with blocklong plastic billboards, banners and flags, each proclaiming a variation on a single theme — “POBEDA PUTINA — POBEDA ROSSII!” (“A Victory for Putin Is a Victory for Russia”) — a few thousand Russians converged on the city center for a rare act of political theater. It seemed, at first, like a tableau from the last days of the U.S.S.R., those heady months when glasnost swelled the streets with protesters. A handful of dissidents stood on a flatbed truck; a jumble of loudspeakers were stacked below; the crew of foreign reporters vastly outnumbered the local press; and across the way, the secret policemen with their unseen amplifiers were drowning the protest in canned laughter and Soviet waltzes. (more…)
We will have an elections in our beloved «Rasha,» hope you know about that unforgettable event. This historical event will be produced by a production company «Kremlin & Sons.» Russian crowds will participate in masses. All of them will be obliged to present themselves to some special points in neighborhoods all over our country on the same day: December 2. All of them («sons,» although more than half of them are daughters: middle-aged women and grandmothers) should carry their passports in their handbags and pockets. When arriving at special points of gathering («called electoral stations»), «sons» should take out the passports from their pockets and their handbags and should stretch them out to «servants of the Kremlin.» The servants of the Kremlin will find the names of the «sons» one by one in their electoral book on the table. When name will be found, it should be carefully checked out according to the personal information included in the passport. If by all and overwhelming evidence «son» is person mentioned by passport, he/she will be allowed to receive a «ballot.» When receiving the «ballot» from stretched out hand of «Kremlin’s servant,» «son» should in exchange put his signature into the «electoral book.» Group of policeman will be constantly present at electoral station in case if one of the «sons» will be unhappy with procedure.
British Newspaper Hacks “Other Russia” Story To Bits
I am thinking now that I am working for “Exile” as reporter, being in same time active participant and even architect of Russian History. Thus, the first Congress of “Other Russia” held in Moscow’s Izmailovo Hotel on September 30 was planned and executed by Garry Kasparov and me. As to the idea of participation in the comping Russian parliamentary elections it was entirely my idea. I expressed that idea two years ago, and steadily, have promoted it inside of the Other Russia coalition. Finally it was accepted by my colleagues in the coalition. On October 1st, Kasparov and me, we visited Central Electoral Commission and have handed over the list of candidates for elections of deputies of a State Duma. What I want to say, that I am reporter who is reporting on activity of Edward Limonov–who is oppositional politician. Unusual situation, isn’t it?
The Moscow City Court on Thursday declared the unregistered National Bolshevik Party an extremist organization, making it possible for the authorities to arrest anyone who takes part in its activities.
Judge Alla Nazarova also ruled in favor of a request from city prosecutors to ban the organization.
Writer Eduard Limonov, who created the organization in 1993, told reporters outside the courthouse that the ruling was “politically motivated and unjust.”
“This precedent will enable the authorities to do the same thing to parties or people who hold alternative views,” Limonov said. (more…)
A few figures for the beginning. Now in Strasbourg European human rights court there are 42 claims of members of the National-Bolshevik Party against Russia, against the repressive and unfair decisions, taken by Russian courts.
Now 26 members of the National-Bolshevik Party are in prisons. Altogether 110 members of the NBP have passed through prisons since 1999. I draw your attention to the fact, that arrests and repressive court decisions started in 1999.