Contents tagged with anti-corruption rally

  • Russia recognizes yellow toy duck as a method of political agitation

    The police of St. Petersburg have recognized the yellow toy duck as a means of political agitation. This decision was taken after the anti-corruption action on June 12 on the Field of Mars, where many participants came with inflatable ducks.

    The publication Fontanka reports that the protocols drawn up by the police note that some participants in the action "had a means of visual agitation in the form of a yellow toy duck." The police also seized a large inflatable duck that rally participants …

  • US, EU and Amnesty International condemn Russian authorities for mass detentions of demonstrators

    The international human rights organization Amnesty International has condemned the crackdown on oppositional mass actions that took place in Russian cities yesterday.

    "A crackdown on peaceful protests across Russia in which hundreds of people were arrested and numerous others beaten by police demonstrates the authorities’ utter contempt for fundamental human rights," the human rights activists said in a statement.

    Amnesty's Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia, Denis Krivosheev, …

  • An employee of the election headquarters of Navalny's opposition party was detained in Russia

    Policemen detained Artem Kolchinsky, an employee of the election headquarters of Alexei Navalny in Moscow. According to OVD-Info, the activist was allegedly putting up leaflets, which Kolchinsky himself claims to be untrue.

    On Monday, June 12, in dozens of cities in Russia, anti-corruption events are scheduled to take place. The organizers of the protests in the regions are associates of Navalny. They claimed that authorities have been pressuring them. For example, in Tula on Sunday, the …

  • St. Petersburg authorities reject Russia's opposition application for anti-corruption rally

    St. Petersburg authorities rejected all four applications for holding an anti-corruption rally on June 12, which were filed by supporters of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), Alexey Navalny. On Monday, June 5, Interfax reported this with reference to the head of the St. Petersburg Navalny campaign headquarters, Polina Kostyleva.

    "We filed four different applications, including for holding the rally on Marsovo Polye and the square near the Bryantsev Youth Theatre. The number …