New Russian law means 15 years in prison or military conscription that sends anti-war Russians to Ukraine with orders to shoot civilians The New York Times published on Monday an article describing how thousands of middle-class Russians have fled the country for neighboring Armenia and (Republic of) Georgia since theRead More →

A former aide to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russian authorities’ use of the extremism law to suppress peaceful political opposition as she appeals her pre-trial restrictions in court siberian monday. Ksenia Fadeyeva, who was elected to the Tomsk city council in 2020, faces up to 12 yearsRead More →

A documentary film about Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived an apparent novichok poisoning attempt, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The 90-minute film, simply titled Navalny, features flying footage of the Russian opposition leader, filmed during the several months he spent in Germany in late 2020 while recovering from poisoning.Read More →

Separately, the Federal Prison Service demanded that Navalny’s brother’s suspended sentence be turned into a prison sentence. Russian authorities have added imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny and a handful of his allies to an official list of “terrorists and extremists”. Also on Tuesday, local news agencies reported that the FederalRead More →

A secret European intelligence report has concluded that the Chechen security services were most likely behind the 2020 attempted murder in Sweden of a dissident Chechen blogger. Tumso Abdurakhmanov, an exiled critic of Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, barely survived a hammerhead attack last year in a bizarre assassination attempt thatRead More →