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US News Russia: risk of an avalanche of repression

01:30  25 january  2021
01:30  25 january  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

After a poison attack: Kremlin opponent Navalny returns to Moscow and risks imprisonment.

 After a poison attack: Kremlin opponent Navalny returns to Moscow and risks imprisonment. In Russia, the prominent critic of Vladimir Putin is threatened with imprisonment or even another assassination attempt. The opposition has big plans for his political struggle. © dpa The Russian opposition politician Alexej Navalny when he takes part in a memorial march for a murdered opposition politician. Five months after being poisoned, Kremlin critic Alexej Navalny wants to return to Russia this Sunday - where he is threatened with direct arrest.

Demonstrators across Russia clashed with the police on Saturday as they turned out in support of the jailed opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny. But while posing no immediate challenge to Mr. Putin’s grip on Russia , they raised a defiant cry in favor of an alternative, something that the president and

The process of political emancipation became an avalanche . And Gorbachev could but sprint out ahead of the ice, trying to save face. In his book, “ Collapse of an Empire: Lessons for Modern Russia ,” Yegor Gaidar cataloged the mechanics of the socialist economy’s collapse in great detail

L’ampleur des manifestations, le nombre de villes concernées, et les arrestations, sont inédits en Russie depuis l’arrivée au pouvoir de Vladimir Poutine. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK © EPA / MAXPPP The scale of the demonstrations, the number of cities involved, and the arrests, are unprecedented in Russia since the coming to power of Vladimir Putin. EPA-EFE / MARTIN DIVISEK

The large gatherings of the weekend raise fears of strong repression in the days to come.

The data collected and cross-checked yesterday by the organization of opposition to the central power Russian "OVD Info" describe a protest movement , this weekend, of an unprecedented scale in Russia since the arrival of Vladimir Putin in power 21 years ago.

3,618 people were arrested by police on Saturday during rallies in support of Alexey Navalny, the opponent who survived a poisoning attempt in August and who was imprisoned in Moscow on his return to Russia January 17th. A repression condemned yesterday by the international community .

Russia: More than 350 people arrested in protests supporting Alexei Navalny

 Russia: More than 350 people arrested in protests supporting Alexei Navalny © Reuters / MAXIM SHEMETOV RUSSIA: MORE THAN 350 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN DEMONSTRATIONS SUPPORTING ALEXEÏ NAVALNY by Tom Balmforth, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Andrew OsCOUborn X Reuters) - Russian law enforcement arrested more than 350 people on Saturday in Moscow, the Far East and Siberia as protesters, braving extreme temperatures and government orders, took part in a movement national mobilization to demand the release of the opponent Alexeï Navalny.

Russia is often portrayed as a giant with feet of clay. If pushed hard enough, the assumption is that it will collapse. Yet, the experience of 2020 Russia has indeed suffered badly in 2020. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova declared this week that official figures for deaths from Covid-19 were

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Even more unprecedented, the demonstrations took place in at least 123 large and medium-sized cities. an extent that the Russian authorities tried to minimize. Under the palm trees of Sochi, the sun of annexed Crimea or by -52 degrees in Yakutsk, the coldest city in the world: Russians everywhere answered Navalny's call, white-hot by his latest investigation which placed Vladimir Putin at the heart of a gigantic corruption case.

The opponent’s supporters want to turn this success into a protest movement. A new event will take place next weekend.

But, until then, justice could be rife. In previous protests, the police had analyzed hours of video surveillance. Some protesters were dragged out of bed by investigators weeks after a rally. As a result, criminal cases for projectiles thrown at riot control forces, whether or not they were hit. And a wasted life for these Russians excluded from their schools, university, work and sometimes sent to penal colony.

The fishing may be easy for the police who received a hail of snowballs on the helmets on Saturday. In Krasnoyarsk (Siberia), a man was already under investigation yesterday for throwing large pieces of snow and a bottle at the police.

Blinken criticizes Russia and China .
USA-DIPLOMACY-BLINKEN: Blinken criticizes Russia and China © Reuters / CARLOS BARRIA BLINKEN CRITICISMS RUSSIA AND CHINA WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering d 'possible initiatives against Russia, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, strongly criticizing the mass arrests of demonstrators supporting Alexei Navalny.

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