Freeing Ivan Golunov, who was arrested on trumped up drug charges, has buoyed liberal opponents of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.
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President Putin has signed legislation enabling Russian authorities to block websites and punishment for “fake news” and material deemed insulting .
Activists in Russia have kicked off demonstrations against a new bill, which its critics say is part of an effort to facilitate censorship.
Systematic censorship of younger generations music by Russian authorities forcing them to cancel concerts thus violating freedom of expression.
A Russian military court convicted a former senior counterintelligence officer and a cybersecurity firm executive of treason Tuesday
A week after Russia’s lower house of parliament approved a preliminary measure aimed at safeguarding internet operations in case of a foreign cyber attack.
Russian authorities opened their first criminal case against a Russian activist for alleged involvement with a so-called “undesirable” foreign organization.
The speaker of Russia’s parliament raised the possibility of changing the constitution to allow Putin to remain in power beyond the end of his current term.
Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling the popular music.
Putin on Tuesday defended jailing of 77 year old activist over calls to protest, stressing he wants to prevent events like France’s “yellow vest” revolt.