MOSCOW, March 16 (RIA Novosti) - Members of the Russian Opposition Coordination Council have announced their decision to hold two mass rallies in April and May, the council’s member Alexei Navalny announced on Instagram on Saturday.
The first rally is scheduled for April 6 on Pushkin Square and the second will be held under the slogan “For Freedom!” on May 6 on Bolotnaya Square to mark one year since the protest, which sparked clashes between the opposition and police ahead of President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration.
Those events have led to the so-called “Bolotnaya case,” in which more than a dozen defendants face charges ranging from inciting mass unrest to using violent force against law enforcement officials.
The Coordination Council, which was formed in October 2012 and convenes once a month, also plans Saturday promenades with white ribbons, the opposition’s symbol, in downtown Moscow.
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- bielecPretending democracy, kidnapping the system20:25, 16/03/2013Of course, this is being done in the name of "democracy", while in fact, it has nothing to do with democracy.
These people are not willing to accept the choice made by the majority of Russian voters across the country. Just like the rebels in Syria, they serve their Western masters. Some for Soros's money, some for expected careers, some to kill the boredom of everyday life, some out of naivity, some out of stupidity.
There is no democracy anywhere in this world. In the West, there is plutocracy and imperialism. In Russia, there is a national government that opposes globalization and neo-colonialism. It's that simple.
Russians should choose whether they want to live in their own homeland or in a colony exploited by Western bankers and investors.
- akbarNow two mass rallies and soon a lot more.Why?20:50, 16/03/2013USA prides herself in being the strongest country in the world,internally and externally.This strength is composed of 4 armies.1-Financial power houses and military industrial complexes.2-Hi tech military.3-Intelligence services.These 3 armies can only remain powerful as long as the fourth US army ,that is American TV,radio broadcasters and newspaper industries keep people in dark byway of feeding them with disinformation.US government can now control the masses internally and also pursue her foreign agendas externally.When president Putin won the presidential election ,something magical happened in Russian's media industries.Freedom of speech became something to be proud of and Nowhere else is this phenomenon more apparent than in the highly polarized and popular Russian international TV media 'RT international'.As a result the level of allowed media freedom made RT to become the most powerful media army in the world against western imperialism propaganda machineries, worldwide.RT had became a beacon of hope for the world revolutionaries as well as the true symbol of Russians freedom of speech.On a good day RT on her own matched CNN,Fox,BBC,Al-Jazeera all combined together.Four weeks ago RT under pretext of changing the format to a modern one,has limited people's comment section to only a few words(100 bytes).That in a way has damaged the 'freedom of speech'which in reality was the back bone that had made RT the strongest media power in the world.Today RT is just a mere 24 hour news media and nothing more.Misguided Russian politicians have unknowingly destroyed their own "Fourth army" by their own hands which could only benefit the western imperialism in the long run.West must be laughing their heads off at the stupidity and shallow mindedness of Russian government for disarming their fourth army to please west and to the detriment of Russia,'United Russia'party,and Nashi youth movement.Prime minister Medvedev has chopped off the tree branch which he is sitting on.Liberate RT or there will be more western back marches on the streets of federation.Guaranteed.
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