Sunday, December 14, 2008

Solidarity, the new name of the Russian opposition

A new try to unite the Russian opposition. The former chess great Gary Kasparov and Boris Nemtsov, a former favorite of Boris Yeltsin and adviser of Ukrainian president Viktor Yuschenko after the orange revolution, launched on Saturday the movement Solidarity - a tribute to the Polish opposition movement with the same name created during the communism. The manifesto is called "The 300 steps to Freedom". An unauthorized protest organized by the movement on Sunday, in central Moscow, was welcomed by hundreds of policemen and several surrenders were made. It gonna be a long long journey ahead for the opposition in Russia.

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