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Ukrainian feminist group demands release of Belarusian political prisoners

Members of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen on Monday protested at the Belarusian KGB office demanding to free political prisoners. The protesters came out to the street topless with moustaches on their faces, holding posters “Long Live Belarus!” and “Free Political Prisoners!” After the victory of Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential election on December 19, 2010, the Belarusian opposition held a protest rally in Minks. Hundreds of demonstrators including opposition presidential candidates were detained by the police. Some have already been released but Andrei Sannikov, Nikolai Statskevich >>>

FEMEN activists stripped down in front of Belarusian KGB (Photo, video)

19.12.2011 FEMEN activists stripped down in front of Belarusian KGB (Photo, video) 153 11:40, — Politics On December 19, activists from FEMEN group held an action in front of the KGB headquarters in Minsk on occasion of the anniversary of post-election protests. The girls stripped down and raised posters “Long Live Belarus!” The girls drew a moustache on their faces. One of the activists had a drawing of Lukashenka on her back. The activists were chanting “Long live Belarus!”, “Nasha Niva” >>>

Prostitutes and billionaires’ toys

When UEFA supremo Michel Platini visited Ukraine’s capital Kyiv to check on the final touches made in the overall infrastructure connected with the forthcoming EURO 2012, he was faced with a group of shapely topless lasses outside NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium carrying placards in English, Ukrainian and Russian against prostitution. Members of the feminist group ‘Femen’ claim that UEFA is trying to influence the Ukrainian government to legalise prostitution during the European Championships in June and July 2012. They feel that if this happens, “they will be turning Ukraine into a brothel”. >>>

Photos of the Day, Dec. 16, 2011

Zoran Bozicevic  Dec 16, 2011 – 3:12 PM ET REUTERS/Stephane Mahe A helicopter surveys the Maltese-registered cargo ship TK Bremen, which ran aground on Kerminihy beach at Erdeven, spilling oil from its engines on the coast of Brittany in western France, December 16, 2011. Winter storm Joachim has battered France's western seaboard since yesterday. Comments Email Twitter Today’s best photos from around the world selected by the Photo Editors of the National >>>

Half-naked FEMEN activists urge heavenly and earthy forces to “turn out the king” in Moscow

Kyiv, December 12, Interfax - Activists of the FEMEN women movement held an unsanctioned action to support Russian opposition in downtown Moscow. The action titled God, turn out the king! took place not far from the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, the movement says in its press release. "We are inspired with the actions of Russian non-parliamentary opposition as they don't accept the results of Russian electoral flimflam lottery. We look forward to the birth of New Russia without thieves, tricksters and political convicts," participants in the action said. Half naked FEMEN representatives >>>

Ukranian women go topless to protest Russian elections; Putin blames US

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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 >>>

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

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