Today, I stood in a Moscow court as it sentenced Konstantin Kotov, a 34-year old software engineer, to four years in prison.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Russia. Russia is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, "limited political competition, assassination, and repression are used by dictator Vladimir Putin to maintain control". Also see our articles on Putin or on two of his public opponents Alexei Navalny and the punk band Pussy Riot.
Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election shouldn’t have been a total shock. Matt Apuzzo, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, tells us why.
Democracies around the world are combating Russian election interference, report observes. Some countries have dealt with this interference better than.
With five months before primary season begins,State election officials around the country are busy upgrading voting equipment notably through new purchases.
In new low of harassment on Moscow’s protests, police are arresting suspects, including Ilya Azar, a journalist who was one of those who led protests.
By any measure, the decline of Putinism is indisputable. It was best captured by a poll conducted in May by the government-run Public Opinion Center.
Democracy Digest reveals over the past year, there has been praiseworthy burst of anti-kleptocracy legislation successfully targetting immigrant criminals.
Britain’s populist conservative leader Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogation move over Brexit basically undermines the country’s unparalleled democracy.
The prevailing takeaway from this year’s G7 summit was that it resulted in little progress on many of problems while potraying Trump as Putin’s puppet.
As Russia, China, and other states advance influence through forms of digital authoritarianism, stronger responses are needed from the U.S.