RUSSIA’S FUTURE: STATUS QUO VS. DESTABILISATION FACTORS

The topic of global forecasting of the Russian future occupies an important place in the works of many experts and analysts. And although, on the one hand, we regularly read deep and interesting texts devoted to certain areas or dynamics of possible changes, the question still continues to emerge in the public space when it […]

News digest for August 23-29

This article is available also in Polish. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] August 23 The Prosecutor General’s Office Recognized Four Organizations Associated with the “New Generation” Pentecostal Church as “Undesirable” August 24 Khabarovsk artist Maxim Smolnikov (Hadid), who has been in pretrial jail for more than 3 months on charges of justifying terrorism because of his post in […]

News digest for August 16-22

This article is available also in Polish. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] August 16 • The defendants in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case in Alushta were sentenced to terms of imprisonment from 12 to 18 years. Crimean residents Ruslan Mesutov, Lenur Khalilov, Ruslan Nagaev and Eldar Kantimirov were accused of organizing a terrorist community and preparing for the seizure […]

Mikhail Maglov: Sanctions today are not an instrument of influence, but a political position

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] Sanctions are a tool that the European Union uses very carefully. On the one hand, sanctions are being applied very carefully, but on the other hand, there are not enough sanctions. How do you assess the sanctions policy of the western world over the past six years? Mikhail Maglov : First, let’s divide […]

AI report about independent candidates for the Russian State Duma

Amnesty International released a report about independent candidates for the State Duma who were subjected to various forms of persecution in Russia. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] On 17–19 September 2021, elections to the State Duma will be held in Russia, along with local elections in some constituencies. Against the backdrop of the reported falling popularity of Vladimir […]

News digest for August 9-15

This article is available also in Polish. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] August 9 • In Ufa, a Muslim was arrested on charges of involvement in the banned organization At-Takfir wal-Hijra. Earlier, he reported that the case was fabricated using threats and torture • The court slightly mitigated the punishment in the case of the terrorist attack in […]

Political activists from Pskov were sentenced to 11 and 10.6 years in a drug case

The Pskov District Court announced the verdicts to the married couple Lia and Artem Milushkin, who were opposition activists: Lia headed the Pskov Open Russia, Artem regularly participated in protests and organized some actions. Both were charged with several episodes of drug trafficking, Artem was also accused of organizing arson. The court based only on […]

News digest for August 2-8

This article is available also in Polish. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] August 2 The court fined Danny Akel, the defendant in the “sanitary case”, 100 thousand rubles. According to the investigation, he came to the action on January 23 with the coronavirus, Akel denied it In Rostov-on-Don, Jehovah’s Witness Andrey Okhrimchuk was sentenced to four years probation […]

Additions to the law on “undesirable organizations”. The most important

On July 12, the latest amendments to the legislation on unwanted NGOs came into force. They established administrative responsibility for cooperation with “undesirable” organizations not only in Russia, but also abroad, if this activity is “directed against the interests of the Russian Federation”. Criminal liability still arises for cooperation with undesirable NGOs on the territory […]

News digest for July 26 – August 1

This article is available also in Polish. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] July 26 Yakut shaman Alexander Gabyshev was sent to an indefinite compulsory treatment in a closed psychiatric institution in a criminal case on the use of violence against an officer of the Russian Guard Former coordinator of Navalny’s Murmansk headquarters and candidate for deputy of the […]