A new stage of repression: Sergey Bondarenko on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of vulvas on a…

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A new stage of repression: Pavel Chikov on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of vulvas on a…

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A new stage of repression: Ekaterina Schulmann on the Kremlin’s changing approach to silencing dissent [Meduza]

18 July 2022 On July 15, a judge in Komsomolsk-on-Amur acquitted artist and LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova after three years of legal proceedings. Tsvetkova was accused of “distributing pornography” after she published drawings of…

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Law of the Week: ‘Foreign agent’ law applied to media outlets Meduza and PASMI.

Week-ending 30 April 2021 On 23 April 2021 the Russian authorities added the media outlets Meduza and PASMI to the list of 'foreign agent' media organisations under Russia's 'foreign agent'…

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