Moscow: weak opposition organizes conference ahead of G-8 summit

Moscow: weak opposition organizes conference ahead of G-8 summit
Moscow: weak opposition organizes conference ahead of G-8 summit

It’s a good chance for opposition to express its ideas. It also demonstrated how fragmented the opposition is, with the two liberal parties that were voted out of parliament in the 2003 elections boycotting over the participation of nationalist and extremist groups, the AP reports.

Western diplomats were also in attendance, defying a Kremlin signal that their presence would not be welcome.