The EU has not yet introduced new sanctions against the Russian Federation in connection with the detention of Navalny’s supporters

EU agrees on sanctions against Russia Some countries are in favor of sanctions, but Brussels is in favor of a phased approach The European Union will not yet impose new sanctions on Russian citizens, despite the arrests of more than 3,000 people across Russia during Saturday’s protests in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, European […]

Russia increases pressure on foreign media

Russia defies criminal probe into Navalny poisoning claims despite international pressure | DW News The court demanded from Radio Liberty to pay a fine, and its journalist, accused of justifying terrorism, lost the appeal process WASHINGTON – During the consideration of the appeal of the Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, the prosecutor accused her of being […]

2019 Russian Internet Report: Towards a Sovereign Network

What is Russia’s “sovereign internet”? Agora and Roskomsvoboda say Russian authorities want to control all components of Runet – from users to companies “The Russian authorities have decided on the main vector of policy towards the Russian segment of the Internet – control, censorship and isolation” – this is the conclusion of the authors of […]

The return of Alexei Navalny and the reaction of the Russian authorities

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny arrested on return to Russia after nerve agent poisoning – BBC News The Russian authorities detained the opposition politician who returned to his homeland At Vnukovo airport on Sunday, there were arrests of supporters of Alexei Navalny, who arrived to meet the opposition politician who had returned to Russia from Germany. […]

MPs against foreign agents

Russia: MPs pass amendments to foreign agent media law The State Duma wants to legalize fines and arrests for citizens recognized as foreign agents The State Duma of the Russian Federation approved in the second reading a bill regulating punishments for citizens recognized as foreign agents. They face fines ranging from 10 thousand rubles to […]