On street liberalism, Gideon Rachman argues that events in Moscow and Hong Kong show how single-grievance protests can evolve into wider movements.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Russia. Russia is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, "limited political competition, assassination, and repression are used by dictator Vladimir Putin to maintain control". Also see our articles on Putin or on two of his public opponents Alexei Navalny and the punk band Pussy Riot.
In recent Moscow democracy protests, thousands, in one of Russia’s largest demonstrations and new challenge to Putin, decry barring of independents in poll.
Common Cause has lauded the report on Russian interference into the 2016 elections by US Senate for its recommendations on the course of action to take.
From giving the appearance of statesman, Putin’s real nature finally reared its head, that of a brutish dictator. But this only makes him weak, report says.
The Mueller Report illustrated is a project by Insider to ease the 448 page long Mueller Report on Russia’s 2016 election meddling. It’s a catching read.
Report says police have raided the offices of three employees of an NGO led by Russian anti-corruption activist and Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny.
The EIU finds that since 2006 democracy has deteriorated in central and eastern Europe more there than in any other part of the world.
Russia takes down anti-LGBT site that added activist Yelena Grigoriyeva to hit list weeks before her murder. The Moscow Times wrote about Russia’s reaction.
People were protesting against the exclusion of opposition candidates from local polls. The opposition say they were barred for political reasons.
Putin denies U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies claims that the Kremlin used disinformation and other tactics in the 2016 presidential election.