October 3rd, 2013
02:16 AM ET

Jailed Pussy Riot member, ends hunger strike

ailed Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has ended her hunger strike - but will resume it if conditions at her prison camp in Mordovia did not improve, her husband said.

Tolokonnikova ended her hunger strike Tuesday, the husband said.

She is serving a two-year sentence for the crime of "hooliganism." She has less than six months remaining on her sentence.

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October 28th, 2012
02:56 PM ET

Exit polls: Ruling party claims largest chunk of votes in Ukraine

Ukraine’s ruling party took the largest share of votes in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, according to exit polls, leading all opposition in a contest seen as a test for democracy in the former Soviet republic.

President Viktor Yanukovich’s Party of Regions took 28.1% of the vote in a field of five parties expected to hold seats in parliament, according to Ukraine’s National Exit Poll. The United Opposition coalition, organized by jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and her allies, followed with 24.7%. FULL POST

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June 12th, 2012
09:07 AM ET

Russia protesters demand Putin's resignation

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched in Moscow on Tuesday, rejecting the legitimacy of President Vladimir Putin and demanding new elections, a prominent opposition leader said.

"We believe that his presidency right now is not legitimate at all," former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov told CNN from the rally.

The elections in March that returned Putin to the presidency after four years as prime minister "were not free, they were not fair and the results were not credible," Kasyanov said.

The only thing that Putin should do now is "sit with us on a round table and discuss the terms and conditions of his departure," Kasyanov said.

International observers said in March that the elections did not meet international standards. The presidential election came just months after allegations of fraud in parliamentary elections prompted the largest anti-government demonstrations Russia had seen in two decades.

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