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Monday, 16-May-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Moscow--Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Trial

"Khodorkovsky, Go Home!"
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A little bit more about it on my blog, here, and I'll add a thing or two later.

Background on Khodorkovsky's case and the trial is here.

Khodorkovsky and Lebedev are on trial; Novodvorskaya and Alekseyeva are the legends of the Russian/Soviet dissident movement; Yashin, Karimova and Vorobyova are the opposition's new blood; Mitrokhin is the Yabloko party's deputy head; Kasparov is one of the world's greatest chess players and one of the emerging Russian opposition figures as well.

Sunday, 15-May-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark

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I missed Nashi's Our Victory rally itself but spent a few hours walking around as the kids were boarding the buses to go back to their home towns.

Sixty thousand kids and lots of buses - from places like St. Pete, Voronezh and Saransk, in addition to Moscow. It was taking way too long for them to gather everyone and take off, and I heard a few kids cursing like adults: they were exhausted and hungry. Many were smoking, many sat on the sidewalks, eating canned food, many (both boys and girls) were taking trips to the nearby bushes to pee...

If I had a kid, I wouldn't want her/him to be there.

Overall, they didn't sound aggressive or political at all. I had expected them to be like those paranoid Yanukovych supporters - but they are just a huge herd of kids who'll soon turn into a huge herd of adults.

The rumor is most of them have been paid $5 to attend the rally (plus a free t-shirt, of course - with the text of the Russian anthem on the back!).


"Official" pictures from the actual rally are here, at Nashi website.

Masha Gessen's piece on the Nashi movement is here.

Thursday, 12-May-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark

Buy an apartment and get a [free] baseball hat!


From $1,600 per square meter.

Wednesday, 11-May-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Moscow--Victory Day Freak Show

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Tuesday, 10-May-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark

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