From left, leaders of Russian opposition party Parnas Boris Nemtsov (People's Freedom Party), Mikhail Kasyanov, Vladimir Milov and Vladimir Ryzhkov announce that authorities denied registration to ... more 
From left, leaders of Russian opposition party Parnas Boris Nemtsov (People's Freedom Party), Mikhail Kasyanov, Vladimir Milov and Vladimir Ryzhkov announce 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 4:17 PM EDT