Category Archives: Police State

Russian Journalist Faces Jail For Radio Commentary

September 25, 2019 19:14 GMT Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged the Russian authorities to dismiss the case against journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, who it said is being persecuted over a radio commentary broadcast last year. After being investigated for months, Prokopyeva was charged with “justifying terrorism” last week and is now facing up to 7 years in prison, the Paris-based

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Prime Minister Medvedev instructs Russian government to triple tourism revenue

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:00:21 PM The Russian government approved the strategy of tourism development in Russia until 2035. The document is published on the Russian Government’s website. According to the document signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the gross added value of the tourism should reach 8.764 billion rubles ($137,59 million) by 2035. In 2017, this figure was

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Actor Jailed for ‘Spraining’ Policeman’s Shoulder at Moscow Election Protests

A Moscow court has jailed an actor for 3.5 years Monday after finding him guilty of dislocating a riot police officer’s shoulder during anti-government protests last month. Pavel Ustinov, detained Aug. 3, is among a dozen activists and passersby held on various charges relating to mass election protests that rocked the Russian capital this summer. Videos show Ustinov, 24, standing

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