Support The Moscow Times!

Now is the time to support independent reporting from Russia!

Contribute Today

Russia's Political Prisoners, in Photos

Nearly 200 people are currently being held as political prisoners in Russia, the Memorial Human Rights Center has estimated.

“There are civil and political activists who are pursued because of their activity, and those jailed for exchanging scientific information or reposting in social networks,” Memorial, one of Russia’s oldest and most respected human rights organizations, said on its website.

Here are some of Russia's most well-known political prisoners:

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.