Russian diaspora disagrees with the election results

On September 25, protest actions were held in many European cities. They were dedicated to the results of the elections in Russia that took place on September 17-19. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] People were outraged by the huge number of falsifications and violations, demanded the cancellation of the last elections and stood up for the freedom of […]

News digest for September 20-26

News digest for September 20-26 [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] September 20 Tomsk journalist was placed in a pre-trial detention center in the case of inciting to riots the charges have been toughened for the defendant in the case of sabotage on the gas pipeline in Crimea A resident of the Kaluga was sentenced to a fine of […]

Elections in Russia. Outcomes

All opposition candidates lost the elections in Moscow – although some were in the lead right up to the final vote count. The CEC is suspected of e-voting fraud. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] The main results of the elections to the State Duma: United Russia retained its constitutional majority, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation noticeably […]

The EPP Group has called on the EU to not recognise the elections in Russia

The State Duma, regional and local elections in the Russian Federation took place on 17-19 September. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] “Russians were robbed of the possibility to have a say and freely choose their country’s destiny. The EPP Group calls on the EU and its Member States to not recognize this vote”, said Sandra Kalniete MEP, Vice-Chairwoman […]

Statement of Polish MFA on elections in Russian Federation

Following the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation held on 17-19 September 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland reiterates its disappointment with Russian authorities preventing deployment of an OSCE observation mission. Such action calls into question the intentions of the Russian Federation with regards to respecting democratic […]

Council of Europe calls on Russia to release Navalny and pay compensation to Yukos

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe considered six cases against Russia. CE called on Moscow to release Navalny and pay compensation to Yukos and other victims, awarded by the ECHR. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] The Council of Europe urged Russia to release the well-known opposition leader Alexei Navalny and to pay compensation to the […]

News digest for September 13-19

This article is available also in Polish. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] September 13 The journalist of “Rosderzhava” Yan Katelevsky was rejected an appeal for the extension of the arrest. He broke his collarbone in jail September 14 Moscow municipal deputy Ketevan Kharaidze, accused of fraud, house arrest was extended for two months Leader of the “Left Resistance” […]

Government employees vote until noon

On the first day of voting in the elections to the State Duma, abnormal queues aroused at polling stations [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] On September 17, when the three-day voting in the elections to the State Duma and a number of regional parliaments started in Russia, abnormally long queues of employees of the budgetary spheres and the […]

Google and Apple removed “Navalny” app from the Russian Google Play and App Store

Google and Apple removed “Navalny” app from the Russian Google Play and App Store stores. This was reported by Navalny’s team. This app, among all, contained “Smart Voting” recommendations. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] FBK director Ivan Zhdanov published Apple’s response, in which the company says that the reason for blocking the application was the recognition of FBK […]

News digest for September 6-12

This article is available also in Polish. [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] September 6 The court released a Khabarovsk artist, accused of justifying terrorism because of his post on VKontakte, from the pre-trial detention center Ilya Pershin, a figurant in the “palace case”, was assigned three years in a penal colony. He allegedly hit a riot policeman at […]