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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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Per Stalin’s Wishes

In this column for, independent political commentator Sergei Shelin warns against trends in military spending and economic policy that are heavily reminiscent of Soviet times.

Sep 8, 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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Abolishing Activity

The editorial team at issues a warning to the Russian government that continuing to pressure civil society could lead to a growth in more extremist forces who, unlike the ones the state is now persecuting, are indisposed to compromise.

Jul 23, 2012 | Continued
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Duma Bill Would Re-Criminalize “Libel”

The decriminalization of libel that was passed under Dmitri Medvedev’s presidency could be revoked if a new Duma bill is passed; analysts speculate that the bill is directed at Oleg Orlov and Aleksei Navalny in particular.

Jul 7, 2012 | Continued
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Russian Parliament Rams Through Tough Protest Bill

The Russian parliament has passed tough new legislation against protesters despite attempts to filibuster the process; presents an infographic explaining the voting process.

Jun 6, 2012 | Continued
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Dozens Arrested at State Duma Protest

Moscow police have arrested dozens of activists protesting against a law that would severely restrict the rights of opposition protesters.

Jun 5, 2012 | Continued
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Opposition Strategies: In Search of the People

In light of the recent slow-down in anti-government protests in Russia, the editors at spoke to various opposition leaders to see what the next steps for the movement might be.

Mar 24, 2012 | Continued
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Russian Police Keep it Up With ‘Strategy 31’ Arrests (updated)

Opposition activists across Russia held rallies in defense of free assembly on Tuesday, with dozens detained in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities.

May 31, 2011 | Continued
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Khodorkovsky’s Cell Mate Names Names in ‘Forced’ 2006 Attack

Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s former cell mate has come forward with the names and details of how law enforcement officers forced him to attack Khodorkovsky in 2006; prison officials refuse to comment on the story.

May 26, 2011 | Continued