December 31, 2013 20:51
Moscow demo results in 28 arrests - police
MOSCOW. Dec 31 (Interfax) - Police arrested 28 activists for trying to hold one of regular demonstrations in central Moscow on Tuesday evening in defense of Article 31 of the Russian Constitution, which proclaims freedom of assembly, the city police authority said.
The detainees included writer Eduard Limonov, a high-profile opposition leader.
"Despite repeated warnings that the event had not been sanctioned, 28 people made an attempt to go ahead with the unauthorized action and were taken to police stations for possible prosecution under the law," a police authority spokesman told Interfax.
Before the arrests, women police officers urged the demonstrators through loudspeakers to disperse and celebrate the onset of the new year at home. However, the demonstrators decided to stay.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
April 18, 2014
Russia never threatened to stop gas supply to Ukraine but insists on fulfilling contract - Kremlin spokesman
Kremlin spokesman refuses to say in what situation Russia may use force in southeastern Ukraine
Russia has been, will be reliable supplier of energy resources - Kremlin spokesman (Part 2)
Putin is committed to gradual evolution - spokesman
U.S. statements on new sanctions against Russia does not promote atmosphere of dialog - Peskov
Putin does not back repression against the dissent - Peskov
Russia should treat each request on inclusion of other peoples in its composition "extremely carefully" - Kremlin spokesman
Russia has been, will be reliable supplier of energy resources - Kremlin spokesman
Russian economy not in emergency - Peskov
Yanukovych has to stay on Russian territory under Russia's protection - Kremlin spokesman
All influential Ukrainian policymakers share Russophobic sentiments - Kremlin spokesman
Russia will not be isolated over Ukraine - Peskov (Part 2)