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Russian Ex-Billionaire, Politician Brother Handed Lengthy Prison Terms for Fraud
A Moscow court has sentenced ex-billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov to 19 years in a maximum-security prison on charges of embezzling state funds and organizing...
Russia Jails Ukrainian Singer 3 Years for Anti-War Post
A court outside Moscow has jailed a Ukrainian singer over an Instagram post that “incited hatred” toward the Russian military at the start...
Russian Soldier Faces 15 Years in Jail After Criticizing ‘Poor’ Training – Reports
A Russian soldier faces up to 15 years in prison after getting into an altercation with his superiors for criticizing poor training conditions and equipment...
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U.S. Livid as Basketball Star Griner Said Moved to Russia Penal Colony
Russia is moving detained U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner to a penal colony, her lawyers said Wednesday, drawing a sharp rebuke from the White...
Ksenia Sobchak Returns to Russia Amid Extortion Case – State Media
Russian media personality Ksenia Sobchak has returned to Russia days after she fled the country amid police searches of her residence linked to an extortion...
Russian Court Rejects U.S. Basketball Star Griner’s Drug Sentence Appeal
A Russian court on Tuesday rejected American basketball star Brittney Griner's appeal of her nine-year sentence on drug charges, the state-run RIA Novosti...
Russia Makes Latest Arrest for ‘Cooperating With Foreign State’
Russia has handed down one of its first criminal cases on secretly working with a foreign government to undermine national security to a Moscow resident...
Russian Court Jails U.S. Citizen for Kicking Police Officer
A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a U.S. citizen to four years and six months behind bars for allegedly kicking a law enforcement officer, the latest...
Five Europeans Go on Trial in Separatist-Controlled Ukraine
Three Britons, one Swede and a Croat could face the death penalty in Donetsk.
U.S. Basketball Star Griner Appeals Drug Conviction in Russia
Moscow and Washington have been in talks about a potential prisoner exchange involving Griner, who was sentenced to nine years in prison.
Russian Court Sentences U.S. Basketball Star Griner to 9 Years in Jail
Griner will spend a "total of nine years in a Russian penal colony," judge Anna Sotnikova told the court.
Russia Lifts House Arrest for Top University Head Mau
Vladimir Mau is implicated in a criminal fraud case against former deputy education minister.
U.S. Basketball Star Brittney Griner’s Trial to Resume in Russia
A court north of Moscow resumes Brittney Griner’s trial Tuesday amid intensified efforts to secure her release through a prisoner exchange.
Ex-Navalny Activist Jailed for Mock ‘Putin Aides Execution’ Video
The controversial video depicted a mock trial of “Vladimir Putin” and the execution of his spokesman and the head of Rosneft.
Russia Hands Down First Jail Sentence to Surrogate Mother
A 29-year-old Kazakh citizen who acted as a surrogate mother was found guilty of human trafficking.
Russian Court Drops Terrorism Charges Against Popular YouTuber
Yury Khovansky had been charged over an alleged performance mocking the 2002 Moscow theater hostage crisis.
Russian University Rector Remanded in Custody for Contract Killing
Ilshat Gafurov is suspected of ordering the assassination of a local lawmaker while serving as a mayor in 1999.
Russia Jails Opera Singer for 10 Years Over Covid Protest
Vadim Cheldiyev was sentenced over an April 2020 protest voicing concerns that the lockdown would lead to job losses.
Kremlin Critic Pivovarov Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for ‘Undesirable’ Activity
Pivovarov led Open Russia, a pro-democracy movement, until it disbanded under increasing government pressure.
Russian Feminist Activist Acquitted of ‘Porn’ Charges
Yulia Tsvetkova, spent several months under house arrest for abstract illustrations of female sexual organs.
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