Russian police arrest 21 in traditional end-of-month rallies

MOSCOW, June 1 (UPI) -- At least 14 people conducting an unsanctioned rally in Moscow have been detained by Russian police, officials say.

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Moscow protesters arrested, released

MOSCOW, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- All protesters arrested at Moscow's year-end rally highlighting freedom of assembly have been released, the Interior Ministry said.

Party leader freed after arrest at rally

MOSCOW, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The leader of an unregistered political party and 30 other people were released Saturday after their arrest at a Moscow protest rally, authorities said.

Opposition leader arrested in Moscow

MOSCOW, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Moscow police arrested opposition leader Eduard Limonov and 20 followers at an unauthorized rally Monday.

Bolshevik leader arrested in Moscow march

MOSCOW, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The leader of Russia's banned National Bolshevik Party and 46 other Moscow protesters have been arrested, sources say.
Kasparov arrested at Moscow rally

Kasparov arrested at Moscow rally

MOSCOW, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Former chess champion Garry Kasparov was among 90 people arrested Sunday during an unsanctioned political rally in Moscow, police said.

Bolshevik activists detained in Moscow

MOSCOW, April 5 (UPI) -- Twenty-five Bolshevik activists were detained in Moscow Saturday for allegedly trying to hold an unapproved rally under the guise of a wedding, police said.

Kasparov released from custody

MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov has been released from custody, a member of the United Civil Front said Thursday.

Russian police stop unauthorized protest

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Police in St. Petersburg, Russia, stopped an unauthorized protest Sunday, detaining dozens of protesters who allegedly clashed with them.

Putin youth group pushes ideology

MOSCOW, July 7 (UPI) -- Nashi, a Russian youth group working on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, promotes Putin and calls his rivals fascists, The New York Times reported.

Russian high court bans radical party

MOSCOW, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Russia's Supreme Court Tuesday upheld a lower court ban on the radical National Bolshevik Party, charged with involvement in extremist activities.
Eduard Limonov
Leader of the radical National Bolshevik Party Eduard Limonov speaks during a rally in Moscow on December 16, 2006. Russian opposition parties rallied on Saturday to protest recent electoral law changes and to challenge President Vladimir Putin, but their demonstration in central Moscow was dwarfed by riot police. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)

Eduard Limonov (Russian: Эдуард Лимонов, real name Eduard Veniaminovich Savenko, Russian: Эдуа́рд Вениами́нович Саве́нко; born February 22, 1943) is a French citizen and a Russian writer and political dissident, and is the founder and leader of the unregistered radical National Bolshevik Party, which aims to create a grand empire that will include the whole of Europe, Russia and Northern/Central Asia to be governed under Russian rule. The political scientist and Russian expert Stephen Shenfield (Brown University) considers Eduard Limonov a fascist.

An opponent of Vladimir Putin and a political ally of Garry Kasparov, Limonov is a leader of Kasparov's Other Russia political bloc.

Limonov was born in Dzerzhinsk, USSR - an industrial town on the Oka River, near the major city of Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky during Soviet Rule). In the early years of his life family moved to Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR where Limonov grew up. In the early 1970s he was a poet in Moscow, and achieved a degree of success before being stripped of his citizenship and expelled from the Soviet Union.

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