President Putin has signed legislation enabling Russian authorities to block websites and punishment for “fake news” and material deemed insulting .
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Kazakhstans soviet era dictator Nursultan Nazaraev, who has ruled for the last 30 years, announced his resignation today which for many was a shock.
Ahead of a vote in Russia’s Federation Council on legislation dramatically increasing fines for online publication of alleged “fake news” and online speech .
Top Chenchen official has declared blood feud against popular exiled blogger in what appears to be another example of intimidation of critics in Chechnya.
Activists in Russia have kicked off demonstrations against a new bill, which its critics say is part of an effort to facilitate censorship.
Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Un’s “goodwill visit” to Hanoi.
The lower house of Russia’s parliament has passed two bills that restrict online criticism of government and authorizes the imposition of jail sentences.
Belarus seeks better ties with West though this provokes “hysterics” from its traditional ally Russia, long-serving President Alexander Lukashenko said.
Troika Laundromat revelations published by the OCCRP and partner media outlets reveal the glaring shortcomings in anti-money laundering systems in Europe.
Systematic censorship of younger generations music by Russian authorities forcing them to cancel concerts thus violating freedom of expression.