Allies of imprisoned Russian activist Alexei Navalny published photos of what they say is the inside of President Putin’s secret palace.
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The Russian Government is abusing legal system at an alarming rate, but the country’s activists continue to organize in secret.
Two members of the popular poppunk activist group Pussy Riot have been listed as “foreign agents” by the Russian government.
Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that Memorial International, which documents political persecution in Russia, must be liquidated.
Putin and Xi met by video conference Wednesday, emphasizing close alliance despite both countries’ poor relations with the West.
Russian and Chinese Ambassadors have written an op-ed expressing anger at their exclusion from the upcoming summit of democracies.
President Zelenskiy announced on Friday that Ukraine discovered a plot involving Russians to overthrow his administration next week.
Under Putin, Russia has left from a consensual autocracy to tyranny where a small group exercises power without legal constraints.
Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has received this year’s EU human rights prize, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
In the light of the rapid developments in Artificial Intelligence, an ex-Kremlin mastermind has predicted a future of ‘humanless democracies’.