Russia

23 May 2016
Pro-suicide Groups on Russian Social Media?

News broke last week of a potentially wide-ranging problem, prompting action by the authorities.

 
20 May 2016
Russia Threatens Response After Montenegro Joins NATO as Observer
The Balkan nation might become a full member by mid-2017.
 
20 May 2016
Counting down to Russia’s 2016 Duma Elections

As Russia gears up for parliamentary elections this autumn, how can the country's embattled opposition and civil society offer a real contest to the Kremlin's "imitation democracy"?

By Janek Lasocki
 
18 May 2016
Cossacks Deny Assault on Navalny Group

Incident comes days after police in southern Russia detained the opposition leader in an anti-terrorist operation.

 
17 May 2016
Russia Moves to Restrict Extremists’ Travel

Parliamentarians say new legislation is aimed at suspected terrorists, but critics say it could be used against enemies of the Kremlin.

 
16 May 2016
Navalny Says Checked for ISIS Ties

While the authorities say it was a routine detention, activist’s supporters say he and his colleagues were singled out.

 
13 May 2016
Heads Roll at Independent-Minded Russian Media Group
Ouster of three top editors follows police raids on other assets of owner Mikhail Prokhorov.
 
12 May 2016
Russia Clamping Down on ‘Foreign Agents’
New Justice Ministry report says illegal for foreign-funded NGOs even to criticize the country’s leaders or discredit government policies.
 
12 May 2016
Obama Ice Cream Banished From Shelves
Russian company halts production after international outrage.
 
11 May 2016
Stalin in Pink, and Other Victory Day Highlights

In Moldova, U.S. military hardware removed from Chisinau square ahead of 9 May celebrations.

 

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