The Politicization of Young Russians, Part 2

December 7, 2011. Pushkin Square, Moscow: United Russia “victory rally”

dstebakov: “A so-called rally in support of the legitimacy of the elections and United Russia’s victory. In fact, most of the demonstrators came here against their will. They were either tricked or forced [into attending the rally].

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Meanwhile, Lenta.Ru reported today that the Moscow Municipal Department of Education has ordered schools in the city’s Central Administrative District to make tomorrow, December 10, a full school day (from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) for forms nine through eleven. In addition to administering a Russian language test to students, the schools have been ordered to have home room teachers conduct a “supplemental discussion” with students on the “rules of safe behavior in the city.” This discussion is to take place at 5:30 p.m.

Tomorrow, both authorized and “unauthorized” protest rallies against massive vote rigging and other “irregularities” in this past Sunday’s parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place in central Moscow.

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