Chechnya: woman blows herself up at checkpoint in Grozny

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Chechnya Nobody else killed or injured in attack on police in the Chechen capital in Southern Russia The once restive province of Chechnya has been mostly calm in recent years under the iron rule of regional strongman Ramzan Kadyrov. Photograph: Musa Sadulayev/AP A woman Läs mer…

Alexei Navalny: arrests in Russia politically motivated, ECHR rules

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alexei Navalny Arrests of opposition leader between 2012 and 2014 aimed at ‘suppressing political pluralism’ said ruling Alexei Navalny waits before a hearing. Russia will likely reject the court’s decision with anger. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA Russia’s repeated arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny are Läs mer…

Trial of Russian stage director seen as test for artistic freedom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Russia Kirill Serebrennikov has been charged with embezzlement and faces 10 years in prison Russian stage and screen director Kirill Serebrennikov waits for the start of a hearing at a court in Moscow Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images Kirill Serebrennikov entered court this week in Läs mer…

Eight-legged bus is caught trying to cross vehicle-only bridge in Russia – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 0:43 The plan by a group of men to cross the Golden Bridge in Vladivostok is foiled by a security guard who notices something amiss. The 1.4km-long bridge, which opened in 2012, is the quickest route to the city centre Topics Russia Läs mer…

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny flies out of Russia after ban lifted

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alexei Navalny Opposition figure allowed to leave to attend European court of human rights case A selfie photo taken by Alexei Navalny at Domodedovo international airport outside Moscow on Tuesday. Photograph: Alexei Navalny/AP Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been allowed to fly out of Läs mer…