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  • The Rising Opposition to Vladimir Putin

    I'm starting this tweet to record the growing opposition to Vladimir Putin in Russia. Please feel free to add your own comments or internet items covering this topic:

    A Russian dissident pulls off a virtuoso trolling of the Putin regime

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.2af3ddcfbf45

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    Alexey Navalny - Putin's Only Real Opposition

    A recent video (2 minutes 36 seconds) highlighting the struggle to be in opposition against Putin:-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqcTDIp-jlM

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      Women in Russia have taken to the streets in support of the political activist and single mother Anastasia Shevchenko, whose daughter died in January while she was under house arrest:-

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...llenging-putin

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        The west must not abandon Crimea and Ukraine to Russian aggression

        The illegal annexation of Crimea an act condemned by the international community has jeopardised the international rules-based system.

        https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ian-occupation

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          Is Communism better than Putin's regime? As being felt in Irkutsk
          Vladimir Putin likes to talk of making Russia great again - restoring its status on the world stage as a country to be reckoned with. But a recent report has shown that more than 1 in 5 Russians now live in poverty and polls suggest that the protest mood is on the rise.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5xucmOrNoY

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          • #6
            Russia's anti-Kremlin troll StalinGulag finally breaks cover

            Alexander Gorbunov, alias StalinGulag, has notched up 300,000 followers on the Telegram messaging app. He has over a million more on Twitter, his witty and acerbic posts deploring the current state of affairs in Russia:-

            https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48132193

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            • #7
              Ivan Golunov: Russian anti-corruption journalist charged with drug dealing

              A Russian investigative journalist, Ivan Golunov, has been arrested in the capital Moscow and charged with trying to illegally sell drugs.

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48566028

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                In Russian Cities, Mock Gravestones Are Sounding Putin's Death Knell

                Yet another mock gravestone bearing the name and image of President Vladimir Putin has appeared in Russia -- this time in the southwestern city of Voronezh:-

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                • #9
                  Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter to go free after public outcry

                  Russia has dropped all charges against an investigative reporter accused of drug dealing, after a massive public outcry over the case.

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                    Ivan Golunov's Russian release: Why this case matters

                    These have been a remarkable few days in Russia and, as Russians mark a national holiday, many will feel the freeing of journalist Ivan Golunov has given them something extra to celebrate.

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                      Protest in Moscow Over Opposition Party Registration

                      The meeting with independent candidates turned into a mass protest. People marched to the mayors office, knocked on Sobyanins door and stood at the city electoral commission.
                      (audio in Russian language)

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                      • #12
                        Sentiments In Russia Are Increasingly Starting To Bear A Distinct Anti-Putin Character

                        In an interview with Russian online news site Znak.com, Russian expert Valery Solovey commented that the situation in Russia is fraught with social cataclysm. He also added that of a year ago it was possible to talk about Putin's majority, now it is "crumbling before our eyes", and sentiments are increasingly starting to bear a distinct anti-Putin character.

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                        • #13
                          Russian police raid opposition ahead of big Moscow rally

                          The homes of several opposition politicians have been raided by Russian police ahead of an unauthorised rally demanding fair elections.

                          Moscow officials barred opposition candidates from running in 8 September local elections, then arrested key Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny ahead of Saturday's planned mass protest.

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                            More than 600 Protesters Arrested in Saturday's Election Protest

                            https://www.theguardian.com/world/vi...protests-video

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                              Alexei Navalny discharged from hospital despite doctor's opposition

                              Initial reports suggested that he had suffered an acute allergic reaction, resulting in a swollen face, eye problems and rashes on his body.

                              Mr Navalny, who was detained last week, will now be transferred back to jail.

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