This RSS feed URL is deprecated

Might Trump and Putin Meet in May? - Foreign Policy (blog)

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are, at present, expected to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany this July. Unless, of course, they meet before that. Russian media outlet Kommersant reported ...and more »

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 »

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

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 »

Russian Protest Movement Says It Will Press On, Despite Federal Ban - Global Voices Online

Despite being outlawed today by the Attorney General, opposition movement “Open Russia” says it's continuing all operations, including plans for nationwide anti-Putin protests this Saturday. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the movement's founder, wrote on ...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 the ...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 main ...and more »

Dozens Arrested in Russian Protests Against Putin - Daily Beast

Protesters in cities across Russia on Saturday gathered to call for President Vladimir Putin's resignation. The rallies were mostly peaceful, but dozens of demonstrators were reportedly arrested, with hordes of riot police deployed for the event. In ...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. Putin, who has ...and more »