Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital

Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny has been discharged from the Berlin hospital where he was being treated for what Germany has said is a case of poisoning with a nerve agent from the Soviet-era Novichok group. “The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” the Charite hospital said in a […]

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Russia sentences civic journalist to 16 years

A Russian court on 16 September 2020 sentenced Crimean Tatar civic journalist Seiran Saliyev to 16 years’ imprisonment on an identical charge to that used by the Soviet regime against his great-grandfather. The latter’s refusal to go into a collective farm, after the Soviets had taken away everything he owned, had been treated as ‘trying […]

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101 Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia and occupied Crimea

Human rights activists report that 101 Ukrainian political prisoners are being currently held in Russia and the occupied Crimea.“From March 17 to August 31, 2020, the ‘courts of the first instance’ delivered 96 judgments to detain or to extend detention during the pre-trial investigation of 60 people within the politically motivated prosecution of Crimean residents. […]

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Russia-backed terrorists violate ceasefire in Donbas twice today

Today, September 21, the armed formations of the Russian Federation have already violated the ceasefire agreements in Donbas twice.“September 21, two ceasefire violations have been recorded in the Joint Forces Operation area. Near Marinka (Donetsk region), the enemy opened fire from small arms and fired three shots from grenade launchers adapted for placing POM mines. […]

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Russia-backed terrorists firing grenade launcher in Donbas

Today, September 18, one ceasefire violation by the enemy has already been recorded in the areas of responsibility of Ukrainian units in Donbas.“The enemy provoked our troops near the village of Vodiane (Donetsk region), firing a grenade launcher. In all other areas along the contact line, the ceasefire was maintained in full. The Joint Forces […]

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Russia will refuse to hand over dispatchers connected to the death of Kaczynski

Russia will refuse to hand over to Poland the dispatchers associated with the death of the country’s President Lech Kaczynsk in the crash near Smolensk. “In accordance with the Constitution of the country, the Russian Federation does not extradite its citizens to foreign states,” said the agency’s interlocutor. He added that Warsaw’s demands are a […]

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Lukashenko requested from Putin for new weapons

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide new weapons. Lukashenka also said that Russia will continue to support Belarus. “I also asked the Russian president about certain types of weapons. Recent events show that we need to be bolder in protecting the interests of both Belarusians and Russians. It so […]

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Moscow Police Disrupt Vulva Documentary Screening in Support of LGBT Activist

Moscow law enforcement authorities shut down a Tuesday night “Vulva 3.0” documentary screening in support of Yulia Tsvetkova, an LGBT activist who is being prosecuted for her drawings of female genitals. She has been fined twice under a controversial law banning propaganda of “non-traditional” sexual relationships to minors for her drawings and for running LGBT-themed […]

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Poisoned Russian opposition leader Navalny’s team scores in regional Russian elections — while in Berlin he gets out of bed.

The Charité clinic in Berlin announced  that Navalny’s condition is improving and said he was able to leave his bed for short periods. The clinic said he has been completely weaned off ventilation. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny visited two Siberian cities just before he was poisoned with a Novichok-type chemical nerve agent — and […]

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News / Sept. 16

Russia confirmed 5,670 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 1,079,519. Russian health officials have proposed depriving medics of promised coronavirus payouts if they refuse to vaccinate against the infection, the Medvestnik medical news website has reported. Nearly half of Russians say they will never vaccinate against the coronavirus regardless […]

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