Russian protesters defy crackdown / Russia’s crackdown

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Series Details 13.6.12
Publication Date 13/06/2012
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Thousands of Russian anti-government protesters took part in a major rally in Moscow on the 12 June 2012 to demand fresh elections and a new president.

The protest, on a national holiday, came a day after police raided the homes of several prominent activists.

The previous week, President Vladimir Putin had approved legislation increasing fines for those who violated protest laws.

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ESO: Background information: Duma imposes protest crackdown / Putin approves harsh fines for protesters
BBC News, 12.6.12: Russia protests: Putin opponents march in Moscow
Deutsche Welle, 12.6.12: Thousands of Russians protest against President Putin,,16016409,00.html
RIA Novosti, 12.6.12: Opposition Rallies in Moscow As Putin Proposes Dialogue
Spiegel Online International, 12.6.12: Tens of Thousands Defy Putin's Crackdown
RIA Novosti: Tag: Rallies in Russia after presidential polls

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