Monthly Archives: February 2011

RIA Novosti: London activists try to pass on ‘presents’ to Medvedev, Putin

17:17 15/02/2011 Russian opposition activists in London on Tuesday asked Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to hand over a number of “gifts” to President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The Speak Up! movement activists approached Lavrov after he gave … Continue reading

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The Moscow News: Lavrov urged to tackle human rights

© Photo REUTERS/Andrew Winning Protestors confronted Sergei Lavrov in London over Russia’s human rights record as the foreign minister promoted stronger ties between Moscow and the UK. Andrei Sidelnikov, of rights group Speak Up, asked Lavrov to deliver a message … Continue reading

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Heckler highlights brittle UK-Russian relations

LONDON | Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:11pm GMT (Reuters) – A Russian dissident living in Britain interrupted a lecture by Russia’s visiting foreign minister on Tuesday, calling for the release of a jailed tycoon and drawing attention to Moscow’s patchy democracy record. … Continue reading

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RIA Novosti: Russian opposition in London rallies ahead of Lavrov’s speech

Activists of the recently established Speak Up! international movement are picketing the London School of Economics, where Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is to deliver a speech later on Tuesday. Activists are holding portraits of former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, … Continue reading

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Press Release

London, January 27th, 2011 – “Speak Up!” a new international movement, has been launched. “Speak Up!” was founded in response to the Russian authorities’ systematic attempts to erode the foundations of civil society in Russia. The movement strives to unite everyone … Continue reading

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