Police in Russia's Stavropol region have charged with fraud a human rights activist who claimed that Russian soldiers were fighting in Ukraine in a move that the woman's colleagues say is a reprisal for her work.
Sweden beefed up its military presence in the Stockholm archipelago on Saturday to scour its waters for "foreign underwater activity," a mobilization of ships, troops and helicopters unseen since the Cold War.
A Crimean filmmaker being held in detention in Russia on suspicion of plotting explosions in the peninsula's capital has been added to Russia's terrorist register, though he has not yet stood trial on the charges.
A prominent Russian ethnologist was denied entry into Estonia on Sunday when he arrived to speak at a media conference hosted by Impressum, an NGO that Estonian officials believe glorifies Russia and engages in anti-Estonian propaganda, Interfax reported.
Yelena Gremina, having just informed the world that her mighty little Teatr.doc was in danger of being evicted from its famous basement in the center of Moscow, added a second post on her Facebook timeline.
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