Scientology church Moscow
9 June 2017
Russian Police Arrest St. Petersburg Scientologists Premium

Charges of extremism and inciting hatred echo those levelled at the recently banned Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Natalia Sharina
6 June 2017
Russian Court Convicts Ukrainian Librarian of Inciting Hatred Premium

Natalia Sharina spent 15 months under house arrest while awaiting trial for possessing banned books.

zoran zaev bleeding 100
5 June 2017
Macedonian Intel Outlines Alleged Russian Plans to Destabilize Country Premium

Serbian intelligence also accused of involvement in bid to prevent NATO entry.

29 May 2017
Moscow Honors Scholarly Peer Reviewers Premium
Quirky new monument unveiled in the Russian capital is in all likelihood the only piece of art anywhere dedicated to a neglected band of academics.
26 May 2017
Russia Reportedly Investigating Chechen Gay Purge Premium
Human Rights Watch says Chechen officials approved the brutal roundup and torture of dozens of men.
24 May 2017
The (New) State of Alania

A recent referendum renaming South Ossetia opened up the age-old topic about Alanian history and heritage in the Caucasus. From JAMnews.

By Mikhail Shevelev
24 May 2017
Prominent Russian Director Questioned in Fraud Case Premium

Cultural luminaries rise in defense of Kirill Serebrennikov following searches of his home and Moscow’s Gogol Center theater.

23 May 2017
Time of the Poisoners Premium
A thorough account of the killings of Ukrainian nationalists by the KGB brings up parallels between the Russia of the 1950s and today.
By Taras Kuzio
22 May 2017
Russian Authorities Apparently Antsy Over Opposition-Minded Youth Premium

Film and pop music are being used to sway teens away from criticizing the state.

19 May 2017
Special Treatment

The use of punitive psychiatry against political opponents appears to be on the upswing in post-Soviet states.

By Madeline Roache




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