Contents tagged with Open Russia

  • Anti-Putin rallies will be held in four Russian cities on April 29th

    The city authorities of Moscow, Krasnodar, Tomsk, and Novosibirsk are allowing an Open Russia rally to take place on April 29th, during which protesters will ask Vladimir Putin not to participate in the upcoming presidential elections. According to TV2, in Tomsk the event will take place at the Novo-Sobornaya Square.

    Taiga.info reports that the authorities of Novosibirsk also agreed to the event, but moved its location from the city square to the cinema building.

    In Krasnodar, the rally will …

  • Five employees of pro-democracy organization Open Russia detained in Moscow

    Five employees of the pro-democracy organization Open Russia were detained on Friday night. According to the advocacy group’s human rights manager, Pauline Nemirovskaya, the two vehicle carrying the employees were pulled over by Moscow police shortly after leaving the office.

    Dozhd reported that police officers declared that the cars were wanted, and six people (five employees and one driver) were taken to the Basmanny police station.

    Shortly after, lawyer Sergei Badamshin attempted to enter …