Film and pop music are being used to sway teens away from criticizing the state.
The use of punitive psychiatry against political opponents appears to be on the upswing in post-Soviet states.
The move might have come in retaliation for Kyiv’s banning of popular Russian social networks and internet businesses.
Environmental groups say local authorities need more funding, better training for professional firefighters.
The authorities banned several Russian journalists ahead of the campy song contest, which has become increasingly politicized in recent years.
Members of a shadowy extremist group accused of attacking the dissident say they helped pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
Prosecutors say Janna Bullock and her ex-husband led a gang that embezzled billions of rubles from municipalities near Moscow.
Protesters throughout the country took to the streets this weekend, with letters asking Putin not to run for a fourth term.
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