Law of the Week: Duma approves constitutional amendments as authorities suppress criticism

Week-ending 13 March 2020 Russian Federation: Authorities Suppress Criticism of the Proposed Constitutional Amendments  The Russian authorities are resorting to their tried-and-tested methods of silencing all criticism while preparations are…

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Sergei Davidis: Demands to repeal Article 354.1 of the Criminal Code and stop the practice of arbitrary criminal prosecution must be supported, regardless of whether we like or do not like its victims

16 May 2020 By Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook The Investigative Committee has announced the first criminal cases and arrests of suspects in connection with the photographs of Hitler and Himmler…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 155: Long live the Moscow summer, or the epidemic and the police.

30 May 2020 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday OVD-Info sends out a mailing with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive the…

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Law of the Week: 25 percent of Russians favour constitutional changes, 65 percent don’t understand them

Week-ending 28 February 2020 Levada Center: 25 percent of Russians favor constitutional changes; 65 percent don’t understand them  A new survey conducted by the independent Levada Center and published by…

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