The Siberian city’s gubernatorial election, rigged and managed from above, illustrates how the electoral system really works in many Russian regions. From openDemocracy.
New report gathers evidence for arbitrary detentions, abductions, torture and systematic repression since the annexation of the Ukrainian territory.
Although most have been in the country for two decades or longer, many Russians don’t follow German media and look to Moscow for support.
2004 tragedy opened fault lines between the government and critics of its shoot-to-kill approach to terror incidents.
White House envoy says he will discuss the Ukraine war with Kremlin official next month.
More amusement zone than traditional island of greenery, Zaryadye Park is a sibling of New York’s High Line.
The false alarms have been blamed on Ukrainian terrorists, ISIS, ultra-Orthodox fanatics, even Russian security.
Internet TV giants make slow progress in CEE market, but locally made content remains a rarity.
Russian media could find themselves subject to Washington’s version of the notorious Russian ‘foreign agent law,’ reports suggest.
The opposition’s better-than-expected showing could have a bearing in next year’s more important elections in the capital and nationwide.
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