August 7, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Vladimir Putin on Wednesday banned all imports of agricultural products from the US and fruit and vegetables from Europe. The ban, which could last up to one year, was a tactical response to countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia for its support of Ukrainian rebels. The ban will have ...[read more]
August 5, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The new Russian discount airline Dobrolet on Monday suspended all flights as a result of tightening EU sanctions against Dobrolet and Russia. The EU on Wednesday stated that the airline's service from Moscow to Crimea "facilitates the integration of the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of ...[read more]
June 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Russian court on Monday sentenced two men to life in prison for the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Rustam Makhmudov was convicted last month of pulling the trigger, and his uncle, Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, was convicted of organizing the murder on behalf of an unknown party. Both men ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Five men were found guilty for their involvement in the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya in a Russian court on Tuesday. Brothers Rustam, Ibragim and Dzhabrail Makhmudov, their uncle Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, and former Moscow police officer Sergei Khadzhikurbanov were all convicted, but a ...[read more]
April 22, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Judge Anna Nekryach of the Babushkinsky district court on Tuesday found opposition leader Alexei Navalny guilty of slander. A Moscow City Duma Deputy, Aleksei Lisovenko filed the lawsuit after Navalny allegedly posed about Lisovenko on his Twitter account, calling the deputy a drug addict. ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Russian State Duma on Thursday voted nearly unanimously to approve Russia's annexation of Crimea despite threats of further sanctions from Western powers. The vote coincided with the arrival of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Moscow, who came to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
A Russian court in Moscow on Friday fined opposition leader Alexei Navalny 10,000 rubles (USD $275) for participation in an unsanctioned public gathering. Navanly was charged after chanting anti-police statements outside of the courthouse last week. In February a Moscow court ordered Navalny on ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Moscow's Basmanny District Court on Friday sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to two months of house arrest. Navalny is also banned from using communication devices or the Internet. Navalny has been a harsh critic of President Vladimir Putin through his blog and other social media. ...[read more]
February 21, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Moscow's Zamoskvoretksy District Court convicted eight anti-Kremlin protesters on Friday of rioting and violence against police at a protest in 2012. The protestors were arrested the night before Vladimir Putin's inauguration to his third term as president. At the protest in 2012, police cut off ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Russian Supreme Court on Friday ordered the review of the case against two members of the feminist rock group Pussy Riot. Band members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were found guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred in August 2012 and sentenced to two years in prison ...[read more]

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