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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 »

Dozens Arrested in Russian Protests Against Putin - Daily Beast

Interior Ministry officers detain a participant of an opposition protest, calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin not to run for another presidential term next year, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 29, 2017. Protesters in cities across Russia on ...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 »

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 »

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

Moscow has outlawed Open Russia and two other NGOs associated with former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Open Russia has called for an anti-Putin protest this Saturday in Moscow. Russia's prosecutor general on Wednesday labeled ...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 »

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 »

Dozens detained as Russian protesters say 'sick of Putin' - Guardian (blog)

Hundreds of Russian opposition supporters turned out Saturday to protest against President Vladimir Putin's expected candidacy in elections set for 2018, with police detaining dozens of activists in the second-largest city of Saint Petersburg. Protests ...and more »

Will Trump, Putin Ever Meet? May Showdown Possible, Report Claims - Newsweek

The state of the relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has been on the tip of the world's collective tongue for most of the last year. Diplomatic ties have been strained with allegations of Russian ...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 »