Russia protests - updates

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Russian opposition holds new protest march

Aug 31, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The Saturday gathering is said to be 'noticeably calmer than previous similar protests'

MOSCOW PROTESTS. People take part in an opposition unauthorized rally in central Moscow on August 31, 2019. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Russian detained over protests in 'serious' condition

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Authorities say at least 1,400 people were arrested during hte demonstration against Russian President Vladimir Putin

Dozens arrested at huge opposition rally in Moscow

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Tens of thousands take to the streets in Russia, again calling for fair elections after several opposition figures were excluded from Moscow polls set for September

Russian security officers detain a man following a rally calling for fair elections in central Moscow on August 10, 2019. - Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Moscow on August 10, 2019, after mass police detentions at recent protests that have been among the largest since the current Russian President's return to the Kremlin in 2012. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)

Police detain dozens at Moscow opposition protest

Aug 03, 2019 - 8:52 PM

At least 89 are detained by police about an hour into the rally

MOSCOW PROTESTS. Dozens of protesters were detained in Moscow on Saturday, August 3, for participating in an opposition march. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

More than 400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march – monitor

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:35 PM

As police drag protesters into vans the crowd yell: 'Shame, on Russia Day, this is our country's day! Have you forgotten the constitution?'

ARRESTS. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny (C) is detained by Russian police officers during a march to protest against the alleged impunity of law enforcement agencies in central Moscow on June 12, 2019. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Russian opposition says Navalny detained outside his home

Aug 25, 2018 - 9:17 PM

His spokeswoman says it is 'probably linked' to Alexei Navalny's plans to hold protests against the Russian government's unpopular pension reform on September 9

OPPOSITION. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes part in a protest in Moscow on May 14, 2017, against the city's controversial plan to knock down Soviet-era apartment blocks and redevelop the old neighborhoods. Photo by Ivan Vodopyanov

Opposition leader among hundreds arrested at Moscow protest

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:40 PM

UPDATED Police detain prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as thousands of Russians take to the streets to denounce corruption

Opposition supporters take part in an unauthorised anti-corruption rally in central Moscow on March 26, 2017. Thousands of Russians protested on March 26 across the country to protest corruption, in rallies called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Navalny called the demonstrations after publishing a detailed report this month accusing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of controlling a property empire through a shadowy network of non-profit organisations. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander UTKIN

Russian scientists stage rare anti-government demo

Jun 07, 2015 - 12:27 AM

Authorities are strangling science and Nobel laureates are foreign agents read some of the placards held by protesters

Photo by Philipp Kireev/AFP

Ukraine declares NATO ambition on protests anniversary

Nov 22, 2014 - 1:31 PM

Ukraine s leaders announce a new coalition following October elections which affirmed that joining the NATO military alliance would be a priority

ONE YEAR. Ukrainians mark the first anniversary of the Euromaidan Revolution on the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, November 21, 2014. Photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine plans patriotic rallies as Crimea crisis deepens

Mar 09, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Sunday marks 200 years since the birth of Ukraine s national hero the poet Taras Shevchenko and patriotic rallies were planned in Kiev

UNREST. A general view of Independence Square during protests in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 18 February 2014. Photo Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

EU suspends talks with Ukraine amid mass protests

Dec 15, 2013 - 11:37 PM

EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele announced in a surprise tweet that the 28 nation bloc was halting talks with Kiev until it received a firmer commitment from Pres Yanukovych that Ukraine was serious about the deal

TALKS HALTED. The European Union (flag pictured above) suspended talks with the Ukrainian government until it received a firmer commitment from Yanukovych that Ukraine was serious about the deal.

Madonna sued for US$10-M over gay support

Aug 20, 2012 - 8:35 PM

The diva s problems in Russia are far from over

PRIOR TO HER ST. Petersburg show, Madonna announced that she will be giving away pink wristbands to those who will publicly show support to the LGBT community. Image from Facebook

Madonna's concert draws Russia's wrath

Aug 10, 2012 - 11:43 AM

The Russian Orthodox Church did not like the singer s pink ribbon propaganda

MADONNA WITH 'PUSSY RIOT' on her back at Tuesday's concert. Screen grab from YouTube (telegraphtv)