Russian party expels father and son for their opposition activities
Wednesday 13th March, 2013

MOSCOW – A Russian political party has expelled two prominent members over their refusal to stop taking part in opposition protests and other activities. Just Russia expelled Gennady Gudkov and his son, Dmitry Gudkov, saying their actions were hurting the interests of the Kremlin-loyal party. The younger Gudkov also came under criticism for attending a conference in Washington sponsored by Freedom House. Their expulsion on Wednesday reflects an intolerance of dissenting voices in Russia’s parliament, which is dominated by the main Kremlin party United Russia. The elder Gudkov was stripped of…

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