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Moscow gathering honors slain opposition leader Nemtsov Supporters of the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February, gathered on the bridge in Moscow city center to honor his memory. Earlier they held a series of one-person pickets around the city center, holding banners with … Read more on RT

Thousands March In Moscow In Memory of Murdered Opposition Figure Boris … Tens of thousands of people marched in Moscow today to remember one of President Putin's staunchest critics, who was gunned down on Friday night. The procession to mourn Boris Nemtsov was one of the biggest in the city since the anti-government … Read more…

Breaking: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow Breaking: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow. Former deputy prime minister shot and killed by four shots in central Moscow. Former first deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov speaking to the media during a rally in 2012 in … Read more on Irish…

Opposition requests license for 100000 strong rally in Moscow The opposition coalition Solidarity has submitted a request for a major march against the authorities' anti-crisis measures on March 1. Moscow City Hall is yet to grant approval for the rally. The news about the application was reported by one of … Read more on RT

Moscow police detain opposition figure Navalny in the subway MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police have detained anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny as he and supporters were handing out leaflets in the subway. Navalny's spokeswoman reported the detention of Navalny and one of … Read more on U.S. News & World Report

Syrian opposition starts talks in Moscow, expectations low Opposition members who refused to attend cited Moscow's long-standing backing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as their main reason, saying the talks were aimed at propping up the man they want to leave power. "We are trying to create an … Read more on Reuters

Thousands protest in Moscow after opposition leader's guilty verdict A massive crowd of protesters gathered in Moscow's Manezhka Square on Tuesday following the guilty verdict of anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny. Navalny, a leading foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was found guilty of fraud and given a … Read more on Mashable

Syria Peace Hopes Dim Further as Opposition Rejects Moscow Talks For months, Russia has been working to persuade government and opposition figures to attend preliminary talks in Moscow on Jan. 26 that are aimed at starting a new peace process. But in recent days, several leading opposition figures, apparently … Read more on New York…

Moscow Police Squash Opposition Protest Over Navalny Verdict More than a thousand people gathered on Moscow's Manezh Square on Tuesday in a show of support for convicted opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg, but the turnout fell short of the 18,000 people who had signed up on social media and … Read more on…

Moscow city elections leave little room for Russian opposition MOSCOW— A year ago, Russia's opposition thought the elections taking place Sunday could be a game changer. After opposition candidate Alexey Navalny's strong second-place finish in the 2013 Moscow mayoral race, Sunday's city council elections … Read more on Washington Post

Moscow Alarmed by Reports of New Syrian Opposition Leadership MOSCOW, February 17 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is alarmed by reports that the Syrian opposition is being reorganized around a new leadership opposed to further peace talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. “New details are emerging … Read more on RIA Novosti

Media Watchdog Calls For Release of Opposition Journalists Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders has urged Russia to free opposition journalists locked up in the country's jails, expressing concern that lesser-known cases would be forgotten after the recent release of high-profile prisoners. "The release of … Read more on The Moscow Times