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Suspect in Politkovskaya Case Admits Guilt

A former police officer recently arrested for involvement in Anna Politkovskaya’s murder has admitted his guilt and is providing investigators with detailed evidence that may aid in solving her murder.

Sep 3, 2011 | Continued
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New Arrest, Significant Progress in Politkovskaya Case

After years of meager developments, Russia’s Investigative Committee has announced a new arrest and significant information that could finally bring the murder case of Anna Politkovskaya to a close.

Aug 24, 2011 | Continued
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Magazine Criticizing St. Petersburg Mayor ‘Confiscated’

Reports have surfaced that St. Petersburg city officials have allegedly ordered copies of a magazine to be confiscated on account of a critical article about Valentina Matvienko.

Jul 14, 2011 | Continued
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FSB Orders Ulyanovsk ISP to Block LiveJournal

An internet service provider in Ulyanovsk says the Federal Security Service has ordered it to block access to the blogging platform LiveJournal.

May 18, 2011 | Continued
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Kremlin Tells Kids About Russia’s Political Opposition

A new interactive feature on the Kremlin’s children’s website explains to kids “what do we need the opposition for?” and “what if it’s repugnant to listen to them?”

May 16, 2011 | Continued
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A correspondent for the news portal was arrested after photographing a protester at a Day of Wrath protest in Penza; it is not the first time he’s been harassed by the police.

May 13, 2011 | Continued
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Orlov’s Statement on Conviction of Ultranationalists in Murder Trial

Two radical nationalists have been convicted of murdering human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova; provides a translation of human rights leader Oleg Orlov’s statement in response.

Apr 29, 2011 | Continued
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Putin vs Medvedev: There Can Be Only One

A spoof action movie trailer made by the Communist Party and predicting that Russia’s ruling tandem will bring about the end of days goes viral.

Apr 27, 2011 | Continued
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Freedom House: Russian Internet Only ‘Partly Free’

A new report out on the state of internet freedom around the world indicates deterioration in the situation in Russia, where bloggers and opposition websites are increasingly under attack.

Apr 18, 2011 | Continued
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FSB Seeks Ban on Gmail, Skype as ‘Security Threats’

The FSB fears that foreign telecommunications services such as Gmail and Skype are presenting a threat to Russia’s national security and say they should be banned.

Apr 8, 2011 | Continued