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What can we learn from Russia’s spring of protest?

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Russian citizens are fed up. Truckers keep on protesting, and allegations of corruption at the highest levels are drawing crowds. The demonstrations of March and April teach us that protest could be the only right we’ve got left. By Alexey Kozlov

Open letter issued by a group of prominent representatives of the legal community in Russia

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We, being professionally engaged in law, are obliged to observe that in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution the constitutional system of the country is under threat. The fundamental provisions of the Constitution and, above all, the constitutional description of Russia as a law-governed state, have become, in essence, an empty declaration.

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