The convicted were also not given proper flexibilities in defending themselves. I the article from Moscow times published in 7th January 2013 by journalist Roland Oliphant also reflects its sympathy for the members of Pussy and blames the Russian President as a move to curb down the opposition and also making its authority over the opposition and establishing anti democratic aura but the report also directs that western media have exaggerated the issue and the event can occur in the west as well (Oliphant, 2013). Vadimir Putin in Russia serving a term from 1999 to 2008 in Russia as the Prime Minister and President was also re elected as the President of Russia in 2012 (White, 2011, p Although Russia follows a pure democratic regime but the presidential election was not a favorable outcome for a large fraction of people in Russia.
Hge constraints have come from the opposition political parties in Russia like that of People’s Freedom Party and Republic Party of Russia with the notion that Putin has manipulated the votes in his favor and have the crux of democracy.
O the eve of the Presidential election, tere were military troops in the streets and there were more than hundred of arrests. Oe of the opposition leaders stated that, “f it was a free election, wy have they flooded the entire city of troops? Tey fear us” (Stewart and Palmer, 2012). O the eve of Presidential election and his victory, Ptin was found shading tears. Te protestors criticized this action of the president by stating that this tear was seen for the first time in eyes after gaining victory in the elections by a share of 64 per cent votes.
Ati Putin campaigner Ilya yashin stated that, ‘t is the first time within the last 12 years we saw the tears of the dictator’. Sating this he also further added that his tears were not seen or there were no positive steps taken in times of Kurk submarine and violent explosions in the Moscow metro. Te opposition stated these tears as tears of fear and losing the position. Te mass agitation was also manifold Russia against Putin (Stewart and Palmer, 2012).
I such a situation, tree members of Russian female punk rock band Pussy Riot were tried and were sentenced to two years of Jail. Tey were convicted because they were found guilty of hooliganism regarding the performance of a song criticizing President Vladimir Putin in a...
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