Russian mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin responded to comparisons [with]…Rasputin who treated the son of the last tsar for haemophilia.
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Russia’s Ruling Party Uses AI To Purge Anti-War Voters
Russia’s ruling party is purging its ranks of opponents to the war in Ukraine with AI and algorithms that track voters’ social media activity.
Lawyer Who Defended Opposition Activists Flees Russia
Russian lawyer Leonid Krikun, who defended opposition and civil right activists in high-profile cases, has fled Russia, fearing for his safety.
Shielded By Russia And China, Myanmar Junta Turn More Brutal
The authoritarian excesses of Myanmar’s junta, which now include the death penalty, are enabled by protection from China and Russia.
Russia Is Europe’s Most Dangerous Country For Journalists
2022 witnessed an increase in violence against journalists, especially in Russia, with many losing their lives for doing their job.
Russia To Block, Fine News Outlets For ‘False’ Reports On Military
Along with its military invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin has imposed stringent press censorship in Russia so as to control the war narrative.
Learning from Gorbachev’s Failures
Gorbachev’s failed attempt to transform a massive system from within has generated different take-aways for different countries.
Russia Is Quietly Ramping Up Its Internet Censorship Machine
Russian officials legally have the authority to block web access for millions of their citizens, including popular US social media sites.
Vladimir Putin To Be Called ‘Ruler’ Of Russia
Vladimir Putin should be referred to as Russia’s “ruler” rather than the country’s “president,” according to a pro-Kremlin party.
In Russia, The Arrests Are Spreading Quickly And Widely
Moscow has increased repression and made more arrests in recent weeks as Putin seeks to control the narrative on the war in Ukraine.