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On a Personal Note

On a Personal Note Editorial Comment by Russia Profile Staff 12/09/2011 Russia Profile brings you some of the best analysis on top stories in Russia today. But there’s always more behind them. Each Friday, our writers provide their own take on the news, offering unique commentary to put events into a different perspective. This week, Tai Adelaja questions why Russia is one of the deadliest places for air travel, Dan Peleschuk ponders why relations between Russia and the United States are getting worse, and Rose Griffin wonders why women choose to strip as a way to protest election >>>

Russians in mass poll protests

Security guards detain activists of Ukrainian protest group Femen, outside the Christ the Saviour cathedral in Moscow, Russia, yesterday. The post-election protests in Moscow drew thousands and have continued for several days in the biggest ever challenge to Putin. More in photo gallery TENS of thousands of Muscovites thronged to a city square to protest against alleged electoral fraud and against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his party yesterday, and demonstrators gathered in other rallies across the vast country, the largest public show of discontent >>>

FEMEN Solidarity message to FEMEN Holland

Hello, this is a video message from Femen in Kyiv. We want to express our solidarity with our sisters in Holland. We know this Millionaire Fair is full of unnecessary luxury. Toys for the boys. And women for decoration. The empty-headed spenders, who rather buy a new car, or a new fashion bag every day than spending some time of the day on a deeper thought. Even for once) This international fair is a slap in the face of all ordinary people who suffer from the financial crisis. Millions of people are at the risk of losing everything in Europe, but here the filthy rich keep on partying. if >>>

Russian opposition prepares for massive rally – Sarasota Herald

The decision to let up to 30,000 protesters rally on Saturday on a square across the river from the Kremlin appears to be an attempt to avoid the violence that occurred at demonstrations after last Sunday's parliamentary election.Election authorities on Friday officially declared the vote valid, handing the victory to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party. The party won 49 percent of the vote, but was granted 53 percent seats in the house because of votes redistributed from the three parties that did not meet the 5 percent threshold.Russia's opposition parties and observers said >>>

Huffington Post: FEMEN, Ukrainian women’s rights group, protests Russian election

Ukraine abroad New Europe: Gazprom offers no new year's gift to Ukraine Today at 20:32 Ukraine abroad Financial Times: Boxer weighs into Kyiv politics Today at 11:29 Ukraine abroad EurActiv: Parliament can exorcise Ukraine's Soviet-era demons Yesterday at 17:41 Ukraine abroad EU Observer: EU companies at risk of 'raiders' in Ukraine Yesterday at 12:08 Ukraine abroad The Daily Star: Ukraine blends corrupt capitalism and authoritarianism Yesterday at 10:25 Ukraine >>>

FEMEN, Ukrainian Women’s Rights Group, Protests Russian Election (NUDE PHOTOS)

Russians aren't the only people protesting the allegedly rigged parliamentarian elections held earlier this month. Turns out FEMEN, a Ukrainian feminist group, is also up in arms about the win of Vladimir Putin's United Russia party in the Dec. 4 elections. WARNING: PHOTOS BELOW CONTAIN SOME NUDITY To show their disapproval, FEMEN protesters stripped down in front of The Cathedral Of Christ The Savior in Moscow on Friday, holding signs >>>

Anti-Putin protesters strip off

Anti-Putin protesters strip offThree Ukrainian feminists have staged a topless protest near Moscow's main cathedral against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.The scantily-clad girls from the group Femen wore traditional Ukrainian garlands with crosses painted on their bare chests.They fell on their knees near the cathedral entrance chanting 'God, kick out the Tsar!', paraphrasing the 'God Save the Tsar' pre-revolutionary anthem of the Russian Empire.Cathedral guards tried to chase the protesters and cover them with their coats, as the girls kept chanting in support of Russia's opposition."We >>>

Anti-Putin protesters strip off

Three Ukrainian feminists have staged a topless protest near Moscow's main cathedral against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The scantily-clad girls from the group Femen wore traditional Ukrainian garlands with crosses painted on their bare chests. They fell on their knees near the cathedral entrance chanting 'God, kick out the Tsar!', paraphrasing the 'God Save the Tsar' pre-revolutionary anthem of the Russian Empire. Cathedral guards tried to chase the protesters and cover them with their coats, as the girls kept chanting in support of Russia's opposition. "We support (the >>>

Russian opposition prepares for massive rally

The decision to let up to 30,000 protesters rally on Saturday on a square across the river from the Kremlin appears to be an attempt to avoid the violence that occurred at demonstrations after last Sunday's parliamentary election.Election authorities on Friday officially declared the vote valid, handing the victory to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party. The party won 49 percent of the vote, but was granted 53 percent seats in the house because of votes redistributed from the three parties that did not meet the 5 percent threshold.Russia's opposition parties and observers said >>>

Pro-Kremlin party declared winner of Duma vote

Click photo to enlargeMOSCOW—Russian authorities are allowing the opposition to hold a massive protest against election fraud following a violent police crackdown on a series of unsanctioned demonstrations earlier this week, rally organizers said Friday. The decision to let up to 30,000 protesters rally on Saturday on a square across the river from the Kremlin appears to be an attempt to avoid the violence that occurred at demonstrations after last Sunday's parliamentary election. Election authorities on Friday officially declared the vote valid, handing the victory to Prime Minister >>>