Russian media quiet on police crackdown

  • 2007-04-18
  • Staff and wire reports
While television viewers around the world watched dramatic scenes of Russia's police crackdown on opposition rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg over the April 14 - 15 weekend, those living inside the country may have been largely unaware of what was happening, according to media observers. "If you watched Russian television, it was as though the rallies hadn't taken place. On Saturday evening, following the Moscow protest, the main channels had literally no coverage," Maria Klein, director of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Russian service, wrote in a commentary posted on the service's ...
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