The Shali district court in Russia’s Chechnya region says it has granted an early release from prison to human rights activist Oyub Titiyev.
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Russian police have detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny and hundreds of other people who attended a Moscow protest to call for retribution.
Every major Russian media outlet had to chime in about the “Chernobyl” TV series by HBO. Although the foreign program airs only online to paying viewers.
A prominent exiled Russian opposition figure says recently leaked documents show Russian meddling in U.S. affairs was more sophisticated.
The Mueller Report established beyond a reasonable doubt that Russia invaded the 2016 presidential election to disrupt our democracy.
Crimea authorities are charging two women with “propaganda using extremist symbols” – punishable by a fine and up to 15 days behind bars.
This week brought the bombshell announcement that Ivan Safronov and Maxim Ivanov, two veteran reporters for Kommersant, were pressured into resigning.
Close to 180 journalists at prominent Russian newspaper Kommersant have signed an open letter to readers, saying the country “deserved freedom of speech.”
Journalists covering political news for Russian newspaper Kommersant have quit their jobs in solidarity with two colleagues who were fired over an article.
A promising journalist for an online feminist magazine has died at age 25 after falling from an eighth-floor apartment window.