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Thousands of Russians Present Letters of Protest in Demonstrations - New York Times

MOSCOW — Thousands of Russians lined up in cities across their country on Saturday to present letters of protest at government offices, the second widespread show of public discontent in two months. The protests, initiated by the Open Russia ...and more »

Russia Bans Group Led by a Kremlin Critic as More Protests Loom - New York Times

MOSCOW — The Russian government moved on Wednesday to defang efforts to stage antigovernment rallies this weekend by blacklisting the coordinator, Open Russia, an organization founded by the Kremlin critic Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky. Although the ...and more »

Russian authorities ban Khodorkovsky's organization Open Russia as 'undesirable' - Amnesty International

Three NGOs founded by the former Russian prisoner of conscience and ardent Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his allies were designated as “undesirable” by Russia's Prosecutor General's Office on Wednesday, just the latest in a longstanding ...and more »

Russia bans three Khodorkovsky-linked opposition groups - Financial Times

Russia has banned three non-governmental groups linked to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the exiled former oligarch, ahead of planned anti-regime demonstrations as the Kremlin tries to curb the spread of protest sentiment. The Prosecutor General's Office on ...and more »

News Analysis: Moves Against Khodorkovsky's Open Russia Seen As Attempt To Control Elections - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

MOSCOW -- A decision by the Russian prosecutor-general to blacklist three foreign-registered organizations tied to former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky could restrict the opposition's options in looming elections. The government on April 26 officially ...and more »

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit - Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities.and more »

Moscow outlaws Open Russia, other Khodorkovsky-backed NGOs - Deutsche Welle

Russia's prosecutor general on Wednesday labeled OR (Otkrytaya Rossia), the Institute of Modern Russia and the Open Russia Civic Movement - all founded by or associated with prominent Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky - as "undesirable." The ruling ...and more »

Russian police raid opposition office - Deutsche Welle

Open Russia, the movement created by exiled former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, said Russian police on Thursday seized equipment and flyers printed for Saturday's anti-Kremlin protest. Hours beforehand, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described ...and more »

Keep Your Eyes on the Protests in Russia's Provinces - Foreign Policy (blog)

GUKOVO, Russia – Each morning, just before 11 a.m., Igor Litvinov leaves his work gutting chickens and sets off for the main square in this town of about 65,000 people in southern Russia. There he meets his wife, Irina, and together they join the group ...and more »

Kremlin bans 'Open Russia' movement ahead of weekend protests - USA TODAY

Russian authorities banned the independent political movement "Open Russia" Wednesday as an "undesirable organization" three days before its nationwide "Enough!" rallies aimed at opposing any re-election bid by President Vladimir Putin in 2018.and more »