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

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, Andrei Lugovoi, who is suspected in Britain in Litvinenko’s murder, and jailed ex-oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

Lavrov will officially open the Russian Business Week (RBW) at the London School of Economics on Tuesday.

Established in late January, Speak Up! is practically the first political movement of Russians in Western Europe. Organizers say it was founded “in response to the Russian authorities’ systematic attempts to erode the foundations of civil society in Russia.”

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