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Suspicious Death in Moscow Police Station

A man has died in administrative detention in the same Moscow police station where three officers were arrested last year for suspicion of murdering an acquaintance.

Jan 5, 2013 | Continued
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State Corruption Damages Total 7.9B Rubles in 2012

A new report by the Russian Investigative Committee says that corruption within state agencies caused a staggering 7.9 billion rubles in damages in 2012.

Dec 9, 2012 | Continued
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Enemies or Fools

Political scientist Anton Orekh delves into the blatantly illogical nature of the Kremlin’s current attempt to label NGOs that accept international funding as “foreign agents.”

Jul 5, 2012 | Continued
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Sobchak Demands Return of Confiscated Cash

Lawyers for Ksenia Sobchak are demanding that federal investigators return 1.5 million euros that were confiscated from her apartment in a raid, which they say was “absolutely illegal.”

Jun 14, 2012 | Continued
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Moscow Police Arrest Protesters, Ignore Man with AK-74

While police in Moscow are busy arresting anyone with so much as a ribbon to signify their support for the political opposition, one man with a fake (but lifelike) AK-74 was allowed to walk unquestioned throughtout the capital’s downtown.

May 10, 2012 | Continued
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As Protests Wane, Elected Oppositionists Come to the Fore

While the mass opposition protests that marked this past winter have largely subsided, the opposition politicians who were elected to municipal and regional posts have begun to make themselves heard.

Apr 29, 2012 | Continued
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Panfilova Resigns from HR Council for “Moral and Ethical Reasons”

Elena Panfilova has announced her resignation as a member of the Presidential Council on Human Rights, saying that she will be more useful as a civil activist “considering the changes that are happening in our country.”

Apr 28, 2012 | Continued
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Ilya Yashin at UT-Austin: “Putin’s Social Contract is Broken”

Russian oppositionist Ilya Yashin speaks at UT-Austin on the future of the Russian opposition.

Apr 4, 2012 | Continued
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Scathing Putin/Simpsons Remix Goes Viral

A two-minute animated mashup based on ‘The Simpsons’ critiques Putin’s twelve years in power and provides a sobering look of what the next twelve have in store.

Mar 13, 2012 | Continued
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After Months of No Construction, Triumfalnaya to Reopen

A year and a half after closing the square for construction that never took place, Moscow city authorities say they’re reopening Triumfalnaya Square for rallies and other public gatherings.

Feb 1, 2012 | Continued