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Kremlin Summer Camp to Expand Overseas

Organizers from Russia’s agency for youth affairs are planning to hold the notorious Seliger summer camp in Europe and the US in an attempt to rally support from Russian émigrés for projects in the motherland and to influence foreign policy towards Russia.

Dec 27, 2012 | Continued
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Freed Pussy Riot Member Heads Back to Court to Defend Video

Yekaterina Samutsevich, the member of the jailed Pussy Riot trio who was released on parole last month, is asking a Moscow court to become involved in a case that might declare a video of the group’s performance to be “extremist.”

Nov 9, 2012 | Continued
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Three-Fourths of Russians Want the Church Out of Politics

New polling results show that fewer and fewer Russian citizens trust the Russian Orthodox Church, and a vast majority feel that the church should stay out of politics.

Aug 14, 2012 | Continued
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Pro-Pussy Riot Activist Arrested at Poet Birthday Celebration

An activist was arrested for unfurling a banner in support of Pussy Riot during what was billed as a non-political gathering to celebrate the birthday of the Kazakh poet who has come to symbolize the Russian Occupy movement.

Aug 10, 2012 | Continued
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Pussy Riot Releases Letter From Jail

The three arrested members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot have released a letter thanking their supporters and calling both sides to respectful dialogue.

Jul 26, 2012 | Continued
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Persecution of Pussy Riot is ‘Illegal,’ Say Experts

A group of experts commissioned by Russia’s Presidential Council on Human Rights has concluded that the persecution of a punk band is more representative of the inspector’s personal judgment call than anything else.

Jun 21, 2012 | Continued
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‘Heavily Compromised’ Nashi May Be Disbanded

Reports have surfaced that the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi might be liquidated or possibly turned into a political party.

Apr 7, 2012 | Continued
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Pussy Riot Support Bus Circles Central Moscow

A bus excursion in support of arrested members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot took place on Moscow’s Garden Ring on Saturday despite initial police interference.

Mar 31, 2012 | Continued
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Rock Group Arrested For Singing on Red Square

Members of the Russian rock group Pussy Riot have been arrested after performing an anti-Putin song on Red Square.

Jan 20, 2012 | Continued
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Karelia Tries to Ban ‘Extremist’ Halloween

Officials in the Russian Republic of Karelia attempt to ban Halloween because of its promotion of “satanism and extremism.”

Aug 18, 2011 | Continued