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Stories about Russian
1 March 2015
As it grows increasingly popular outside Russia to dismiss Russians’ political attitudes as “Kremlin brainwashing,” it becomes more important than ever to stop and listen.
In a challenge to the power of the Russian presidency, five State Duma deputies recently proposed legislation aimed at rolling back Russia's ban on Western food imports.
28 February 2015
Boris Nemtsov, a prominent Russian opposition politician and one of Vladimir Putin's top critics, has been shot and killed in Moscow.
26 February 2015
An anonymous account on Twitter claiming to be a Russian soldier at a military hospital in Russia is providing undercover reports on the wounded brought from the frontlines in Ukraine.
Being gay is dangerous business in Russia, but it’s especially risky when you troll the country’s leading opponent of gay rights.
25 February 2015
“Female smoking,” the legislation’s explanatory note says, “harms the body’s reproductive system, causing irreparable damage to the genetic stock of the nation.”
Belarus is banning anonymizers, typically used to circumvent government censorship and reach online resources banned inside the country, including many of the opposition websites.
24 February 2015
"Belaruskaya Pravda" chief editor Yuri Dubina says the recent crackdown in Belarus on independent online media is only "the dress rehearsal" before the presidential election this November.
23 February 2015
Mass public participation is not just desirable in Tajik President Emomali Rahmon's heavily-managed democracy, it is mandatory.