Leader of Russian opposition party Parnas (People's Freedom Party) and former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov announces that authorities denied registration to their party, barring them from ... more 
Leader of Russian opposition party Parnas (People's Freedom Party) and former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov announces that authorities denied registration to their party, barring them from participating in upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections during a news conference in Moscow, Thursday, June 23, 2011. The Justice Ministry's decision on whether to register the People's Freedom Party was seen as a test of President Dmitry Medvedev's pledges to increase political competition in Russia. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Misha Japaridze
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 4:35 PM EDT