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March 7, 2012
Opposition activists, who organized a rally in the center of Moscow yesterday, looked miserable against the background of previous protest meetings held in December 2011 and February 2012
March 5, 2012
Thousands of opponents of president-elect Vladimir Putin rallied in Moscow on Monday evening, denouncing his victory at the presidential polls as illegitimate
February 26, 2012
Russian opposition activists attempted Sunday to make a ring, holding hands in a circle around downtown Moscow in a flashmob protest to press for their demands for fair presidential elections on March 4.
February 24, 2012
Putin rally draws supporters from afar, reminding many that Russia is not Moscow
February 21, 2012
The newfound political activism among Russians is manifesting itself during this year’s presidential election campaign in three new ways – on the streets, on the Internet, and in the polling place
February 15, 2012
Russian pundits believe that the recent protests resulted from economic problems, which makes them an even more potent force
February 15, 2012
The U.S. should be thankful for anti-American sentiment in Russia – Russia is the only country that still thinks the United States is capable of causing international chaos.
February 15, 2012
Duma member Ilya Ponomarev is one of the leaders of the anti-government protests that have shaken the Russian capital. RIR talked to Ponomarev about the demands the protestors are making and what they hope to accomplish.
February 10, 2012
Ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is welcome to join but not head the grassroots protest group League of Voters, the organization’s founders said.
February 8, 2012
With protesters and opposition pitching for change, all eyes are on whether the once invincible Putin will return to Kremlin.
February 7, 2012
In his fourth political article Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took on the topic that has drawn the lion’s share of recent criticism leveled at his administration: “Democracy and the Quality of Government.”
February 4, 2012
In the midst of Russia’s 2012 presidential campaign, protests on Feb. 4 showed that Russians remain ready to take to the streets in defense of their rights – or their preferred candidate.
February 2, 2012
Will Muscovites take to the streets for the next scheduled protest on Feb. 4? Russia&India Reports’ Dmitry Zaika tried to find out.
February 1, 2012
India will be watching closely the agenda of the new team that Putin, if he is elected, puts together as it will impact the trajectory of what could be a crucial partnership of the 21st century.
January 27, 2012
Mass protest rallies in the wake of the parliamentary elections changed the political situation in Russia but not enough to prevent Vladimir Putin from becoming president for a third time.
January 24, 2012
Soon after the protests in December, President Dmitry Medvedev introduced a series of bills to the State Duma designed to liberalize elections. Foremost among them was the proposal to reinstate the direct election of governors.
January 18, 2012
What is happening in Russian society today? What Russia can learn from international and its own experience? And what are the prospects of the ‘colour scenario’ during Russia’s presidential election.
January 17, 2012
Andrei Nikitin, general director of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives, a group created by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to address concerns of business owners, told RIR why people feel dissatisfied with politics and business.
January 16, 2012
Medvedev submits bill to reintroduce governor elections
January 13, 2012
Respectable international media are still unwilling to delve deep into the specifics of Russia’s reality, which often leads them to ridiculous conclusions. This perception is due not to bias, but to banal intellectual laziness