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'inciting social enmity'
Belarus Jails Activist’s Russian Girlfriend for 6 Years
Sofia Sapega and her boyfriend, Roman Protasevich, were arrested after Belarus forcibly diverted their Ryanair flight.
Kremlin Critic Kara-Murza Faces Prison on War ‘Fakes’ Charges
Vladimir Kara-Murza has spoken out regularly against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Opposition Politician Accused of ‘Discrediting’ Russian Military
“The ideal goal is to scare people into not even thinking,” the politician, Lev Shlosberg, wrote.
Twice-Poisoned Kremlin Critic Kara-Murza Detained in Moscow
The reasons for Kara-Murza’s arrest were not immediately clear.
Russian Reporter Killed in Ukraine Remembered as Strong and Courageous Force for Good
Oksana Baulina was killed by Russian shelling while covering the destruction of a Russian strike in Kyiv.
Moment of unity
Russian Opposition Figures Form Anti-War Committee from Exile
“We believe that our country does not need this war,” former oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky said in the announcement.
dissenter steps down
Russian Official Who Spoke Out Against ‘War’ Leaves Post
Ex-deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich stepped down as chair of the Skolkovo Foundation after becoming a rare official voice of dissent.
letter from prison
Navalny Calls on Russians to Take to the Streets to ‘Stop the War’
Over 6,000 anti-war protesters have been detained across Russia in the past week.
‘ASHAMED AND HELPLESS’
Russians Protest Ukraine Invasion Despite Crushed Opposition, Risk of Reprisals
Activists, celebrities and journalists are speaking out as best they can within an increasingly authoritarian political system.
Russian Court Orders Navalny Brother Jailed in Absentia
Oleg Navalny has already served time after he and Alexei were convicted in a fraud trial in 2014, which Kremlin critics say was politically motivated. ...
Exiled Navalny Aide’s Father Sentenced to Prison
Navalny aide Ivan Zhdanov has linked his father's criminal investigation to his own political activity.
Siberian Zoo Scraps Mascot Vote After Orangutan Becomes Opposition Hero
The orange ape was dubbed “the candidate of the people” before authorities saw the vote had become a political tug-of-war.
Letter to Putin
‘Russians Are Not Your Enemy’: A Lonely Petition Against Kremlin’s War Wind-Up
While most Russians blame the West for the standoff over Ukraine, some intellectuals are trying to tell the world that not everybody backs Putin.
Likening Opposition to Terrorism ‘Breaks Russia’s Foundations,’ Jailed Navalny Coordinator Says
Ksenia Fadeyeva faces up to 12 years in prison on charges of “organizing an extremist group” for her work as a Navalny regional coordinator.
Russia Orders Media to Delete Coverage of Navalny Investigations
Russia’s media watchdog threatened to block the news outlets if they didn't take down their coverage.
Ex-Russian Lawmaker Gudkov Says Deported From Georgia
The Caucasus republic had become a haven for Russia's embattled opposition over the past year.
Ex-Navalny Volunteer Faces 10-Year Prison Term for ‘Hateful’ Online Comments
Photographer Alexander Strukov was charged over negative comments toward security officers who allegedly tortured detainees.
Russia Adds Navalny, Top Aides To ‘Terrorists and Extremists’ Register
Russian authorities have moved aggressively to dismantle the opposition figure’s nationwide campaigning network over the last year.
Russia Had 1,500 Political Emigres in 2021 – Rights Group
The figure excludes family members or those who left Russia for other, non-political reasons.
Russia Adds Key Navalny Aides to ‘Terrorist and Extremist’ List
Leonid Volkov and Ivan Zhdanov have ran Navalny’s operations from exile since the Kremlin critic’s January 2021 imprisonment.
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