updated Sat. December 17, 2022
The Moscow Times
March 30, 2018
Three Russian Orthodox activists have been sentenced to two years in prison for a series of arson attacks against the creators of a controversial film depicting the love affair of the last Russian tsar. Three members of the “Christian State — Holy Rus” group were detained in September 2017 after torchingÃâÃÂ ...
Human Rights Watch
March 29, 2018
“The Russian government needs to provide protection and put a stop to the violent campaign against activists who risk their lives to shed light on appalling human rights abuses in the region.” The Memorial Human Rights Center director Oleg Orlov, and the analyst for the Hot Spots Program at Memorial,ÃâÃÂ ...
March 29, 2018
The activists are holding banners saying "We won't be missing you," "No vodka here – go home," and others. On Wednesday, March 28, 13 Russian diplomats will fly to Minsk from Kyiv International Airport, the TSN news service reported. According to media reports, some Russian diplomats have alreadyÃâÃÂ ...
March 15, 2018
The building at 55 Savushkina St. on the outskirts of St. Petersburg, Russia, is unremarkable. It's four stories high, made of concrete and shares a small parking lot with the apartment building next door. But if you look a little closer, a few details stick out. For instance, the building is covered in windows, butÃâÃÂ ...
March 14, 2018
Russian authorities are systematically violating the rights of political activists through arbitrary arrests and detentions in a fierce crackdown ahead of the ... The idea of boycotting the ballot is championed by anti-corruption campaigner and prominent political activist Aleksei Navalny, who is barred fromÃâÃÂ ...
March 9, 2018
Denis Mikhailov. Source: Navalny Team in St Petersburg. A version of this text originally appeared on OVD-Info, an NGO that monitors politically-motivated detentions and freedom of assembly in Russia. The well-known Moscow activist Mark Galperin has been given a two-year suspended sentence for twoÃâÃÂ ...
March 7, 2018
A Russian civil rights activist who was put on trial for posting online videos deemed by authorities as "extremist" has received a suspended two-year prison ... Dadin's plight attracted additional attention in 2016 when he alleged that he and other inmates were tortured and abused at a prison in Russia'sÃâÃÂ ...
March 5, 2018
A group of Russian activists spent the night in jail after spray-painting a giant slogan against President Vladimir Putin on the frozen surface of a major river in ... People walk their dogs on the frozen Neva River, near a new cable-stayed bridge across the Sea Canal, in St. Petersburg, Russia, on January 6.
December 31, 1999
THE Russian protest artists Pussy Riot are to headline at the Greenbelt Festival in August. The line-up for Greenbelt, the four-day Christian festival of music, literature and activism in Northamptonshire, was announced on Tuesday morning. Pussy Riot, a feminist punk-rock group, gained notoriety in 2012ÃâÃÂ ...