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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 torching ...
“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, ...

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 already ...
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, but ...
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 from ...
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 two ...

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's ...
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.
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 2012 ...
According to the indictment, the Russian organization's efforts to interfere in the American political process began in 2014. The group employed hundreds of people and spent millions of dollars from its hub in St. Petersburg, Russia to conduct what the group called “information warfare against the United ...
“It's kind of cruel what's going on right now and the president should put these defendants out of their misery,” said Larry Klayman, a conservative legal activist. “I think he should pardon everybody — and pardon himself.” Klayman and Fleitz spoke before Mueller indicted thirteen Russian nationals on Friday ...
Mueller laid out charges Friday against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities in a sweeping indictment describing in detail a years-long effort ... The liberal activists also are unhappy with Trump for announcing that he will not impose additional sanctions on Russia for its meddling in the 2016 U.S. ...
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied that the Kremlin was involved, questioning what evidence there is tying the government to the effort. Russian internet activist Lyudmila Savchuk saw the operation with her own eyes. In 2015, she went undercover and got a job at the troll factory writing fake ...
VERKH-BIYISK, Russia -- The home of a Russian activist has been burned down in what he suspects was an arson attack in retaliation for his opposition to deforestation in the Altai Republic in southern Siberia. ... A neighbor and fellow activists said opponents of the deforestation have been threatened.
And the seeming fellow activists who called them to rallies via Facebook, or joined in the free-for-all on Twitter, appeared unremarkable. ... the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the election, laid out for the first time, in riveting detail, how Russia carried out its campaign on social media.
Activists have said the department's director, Pat Kohler, should also step down. "For me, this validates what ..... Trump has repeatedly called the Russia probe a "hoax," and during the transition attacked the intelligence community's warnings about Russian intervention. Aides maintained Friday he was only ...
A federal indictment against 13 Russian nationals made public on Friday provides new insight into how the Internet Research Agency, a Kremlin-linked Russian troll group, set up a vast network of fake American activist groups and used the stolen identities of real Americans in an attempt to wreak havoc on ...

After the contemporary artist Danila Tkachenko photographed a series of the country's abandoned wooden houses set ablaze, attempts to save Russia's wooden architectural heritage have become a high priority for preservation activists. Russia's ministry of culture has intentions to adopt an action plan to ...
At the height of the 2016 campaign, the effort employed more than 80 people, who used secure virtual private network connections to computer servers leased in the United States to hide the fact that they were in Russia. From there, they posed as American activists, emailing, advising and making payments ...
Until his arrest in August 2017, Ali covered the exploitation of immigrants in Russia and the crimes of Uzbekistan's regime. He volunteered for human rights organisations, was an LGBT activist and a member of the Independent Trade Union of Media Workers. It was precisely because of these connections ...
Normally, a presidential candidate polling at just over 1% with six weeks to go would be campaigning hard across the country, in a desperate effort to drum up support. Not Ksenia Sobchak. Last night, the 36-year-old Russian socialite, journalist, opposition activist, and now politician appeared in New York ...
The links between Manafort and Deripaska have been a focus of American media reports about possible collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. But the Russian press and public have been skeptical about the importance of this relationship—largely because there was no proof that ...
A Russian deputy prime minister secretly met with oligarch Oleg Deripaska to discuss US relations after Paul Manafort reportedly offered Mr Deripaska briefings on the Trump campaign, according to videos discovered by a Russian opposition activist. While a recorded snippet of Mr Deripaska's alleged ...
trump meets Putin thegrio.com Donald Trump, President of the USA (left), meets Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (right), at the opening of the G20 summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The G20 group of nations are meeting July 7-8 and major topics will include climate change and migration.
Russian trolls posed as black activists on Tumblr to share political messages before the US presidential election, according to a Buzzfeed investigation. The accounts allegedly shared content on issues such as police violence to appeal to young African-Americans. Buzzfeed says it has tied them to the ...
“Religious freedom in Russia is in a dire state, and we're concerned about the status of all religious minorities there,” Daniel Mark, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Freedom, told Newsweek. “Alexander Dvorkin is one of a large network of Russian Orthodox activists who have grown ...
Russian opposition activist Konstantin Sinitsyn has been found dead of head injuries in the entranceway to his St. Petersburg apartment building. St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly lawmaker Boris Vishnevsky posted the news on February 2, although the incident apparently happened on January 26.
Oyub Titiyev, the head of regional branch of Russian human rights group Memorial attends a court hearing in Grozny, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Titiyev has been in custody since his arrest earlier this month on drug possession charges that Memorial said described as trumped up. (AP Photo/Musa ...
A prosecutor in Ukraine's Russia-controlled Crimea region has asked a court to sentence pro-Kyiv activist Volodymyr Balukh to five years and one ... He was arrested in December 2016, after the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said explosives and 90 bullets were found in the attic of his home.
Last week, a 25-minute video published by Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny alleging a new link between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign made headlines around the world. Now the Russian government wants it scrubbed from the internet—so much so that it is taking steps that could block ...
Russian opposition activist Konstantin Sinitsyn has been found dead of head injuries in the entranceway to his St. Petersburg apartment building. St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly lawmaker Boris Vishnevsky posted the news on February 2, although the incident apparently happened on January 26.
In October, in the Samara region on Russia's Volga River, 27-year-old LGBT rights activist Yevdokia Romanova was convicted and fined under what critics have ... and Central Asia, describes Romanova's case as “a sad illustration of the desperate circumstances currently faced” by LGBT activists in Russia.
Read alsoRT's propaganda says Russia "hacked" American Christmas in disturbing video The group's website identified her as Alisa Vinogradova and called her a "sextremist." It says the goal of the group, which was founded in Ukraine, is "complete victory over patriarchy." A Femen activist staged a similar ...
Part of the reason, certainly, is because the Russian trolls also tried to mimic liberal activists such as LGBT and civil rights groups. More uncomfortable still is the way the Russian Facebook story struck at the very heart of the blue state ideology. For all too many Democrats, platforms such as Facebook and ...
On Monday, Russian election officials formally barred anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny from running for president in the March 18 election. Over the past year, Navalny has launched a grassroots campaign to challenge the current president, Vladimir Putin. Navalny is the most serious opponent that ...
But the activists at least appeared to be glad he was trying to help. Johnson did not shy away from some hard truths on his whirlwind 24-hour visit, which was aimed at boosting cooperation between the UK and Russia on critical global issues such as North Korea's nuclear threats and the Syrian civil war.
An expert in Russian cyber-operations has accused Russian activists of running a disinformation campaign to discredit the Scottish independence ... Within weeks of the independence vote, Russia set up the first UK office for its new internet news and video service, Sputnik, in Edinburgh with nearly £1.9m ...
Young opposition activist Alexander Pelevin, 17, left, talks to Navalny's campaign manager Sergei Boiko in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. While most of their classmates relax at home, Russian teenagers Alexander Pelevin and Kirill Strizhov dedicate their weekends canvassing for opposition ...
“What my major is all about is knowing what is going on in the world internationally,” international relations major freshman Sarah Michel said. “I just want to learn more about the Russian Revolution, since I don't really know much about Russia the country, and I hope this will be an opportunity to learn more ...
Conservative TV host Andrey Afanasev and political activist Isabelle Magkoeva spar over whether there is democracy Russia. The two joined a BBC Global Questions panel in St Petersburg facing questions from a local audience of young people on the future of their country 100 years since the Russian ...
In Russia, deaths from HIV are on the rise and activists believe that ignorance and denialism about the disease is helping fuel the problem. In 2016, Russia registered 103,438 new diagnoses, which made up a staggering 64 percent of all new diagnoses in the World Health Organization's (WHO) European ...
Surrounded by beaming young activists at a volunteers' forum in Moscow on December 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would make his decision on whether to run for ... Vladimir Putin has finally announced what few had doubted: He will seek reelection as Russia's president in the March vote.
... in the entire investigation about Russian influence of the election. and the journalist said the Democrats tried to do the same thing. It looks like just a witch hunt, and they're investigating things that never happened, and they know it never happened. It's just part of the entire effort to isolate Russia and build ...
Now, an uncontrolled transfer of new weapons, munition and troops for Russia's hybrid military forces in the occupied territory is being carried out through this border section. Kyiv recalls that, in accordance with the September agreements, the security zone should have been established on both sides of ...
A New York Times article details an email that was reportedly sent by Erickson, a conservative activist, to Trump campaign adviser Rick Dearborn. ... As The Washington Post reported in April, Russian activists have sought to forge connections with conservative Americans on issues such as gun control, ...
Such data puzzled Russian activist Yevgeny Pisemsky, whose own country puts that rate at around 2 percent and the rate of heterosexual transmission ... Pisemsky and other HIV activists and experts in Russia say the data for HIV prevalence in Russia among men who have sex with men is deceptively low, ...
MOSCOW — Vedzhie Kashka, a diminutive 83-year-old Crimean Tatar activist who collapsed during a Russian security operation and died hours later, was buried on Friday in a funeral ceremony that drew mourners from across Crimea. The Ukrainian government and other Crimean Tatar activists sharply ...
Vedzhie Kashka, 82, became unwell and was taken away by ambulance in the Crimean city of Simferopol on November 23 after several fellow activists were detained by Russian officers on suspicion of extortion. Kashka subsequently died, according to sources in a local hospital and fellow Crimean Tatar ...
In a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday, Romanova said the accusations stemmed from Rudi Anatoly Anatolevich, the deputy head of Russia's Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN). The state prison authorities have repeatedly bumped heads with Romanova's NGO Rus Sidyashchaya, or Russia Behind Bars.
The Other Russia, headed by firebrand writer and politician Eduard Limonov, said on November 7 that 17 other activists from the group were fined the equivalent of $180-$270. The 23 activists were detained on November 6 in connection with the rally on St. Petersburg's main street, Nevsky Prospekt, on the ...


 

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