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‘Sassy’ St. Petersburg Judge Throws Out Madonna Case

A case in St. Petersburg against Madonna for spreading “homosexual propaganda” has been shot down in court, but not before defendants linked her performance to a future weakened national defence capacity and the “neutering” of gender among Western children.

Nov 23, 2012 | Continued
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Razvozzhayev Torture Allegations Brought to UN

Russia human rights advocates have handed over information about the alleged physical and psychological torture of opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

Nov 11, 2012 | Continued
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Surrounded by Mormons

In this column for, religious historian Boris Falikov talks about how this sudden burst of ire against Mormons in Russia has far more to do with the Russian Orthodox Church’s own political problems than any actual threat.

Nov 8, 2012 | Continued
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Abramovich and the English Royal Treasurer

Writing for Ekho Moskvy, activist Natalia Pelevine details a case of financial corruption that exemplifies how such machinations that span geographical boundaries and find Russian oligarchs together with some unlikely bedfellows.

Oct 4, 2012 | Continued
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Kasparov, Gudkov Meet With Estonian MEP

Garry Kasparov and Dmitry Gudkov met with Estonian MEP Kristiina Ojuland to discuss her upcoming report to the European Parliament on the Magnitsky Resolution, as well as the politically motivated attempts to kick Gennady Gudkov out of the State Duma.

Aug 30, 2012 | Continued
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Pussy Riot Verdict & Kasparov Arrest: How You Can Help

Some ways that you can help support the political prisoners, activists, and opposition politicians suffering under Putin’s unlawful regime.

Aug 20, 2012 | Continued
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European Parliament Concerned Over Khimki Forest

European Parliament deputies are planning an extensive series of measures to address illegal highway construction that is damaging outer Moscow’s Khimki Forest, after activist Yevgenia Chirikova spoke there on Friday.

Jun 29, 2012 | Continued
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Kasparov & Nemtsov: Sanction Putin’s Criminals

Garry Kasparov and Boris Nemtsov write for the Wall Street Journal on why the United States needs to replace the Jackson-Vanik amendment with a certain piece of pending legislation.

Mar 18, 2012 | Continued
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European Parliament Tells Putin to Cool It

A statement by the European Parliament calls on Putin to cool down his rhetoric against opposition demonstrators, condemns voting irregularities and also issues a call for reform.

Mar 15, 2012 | Continued
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Kremlin Sorry to See Kim Jong Il Go – Havel, Not So Much

Neither Dmitri Medvedev nor Vladimir Putin have expressed their sympathies on the death of Czech President Vaclav Havel, but made sure to note the passing of North Korea’s Kim Jong Il.

Dec 19, 2011 | Continued