For his political beliefs alone

<< No 9 (242), 6 March 2017 >> ♦  Appeal by a mother on behalf her imprisoned son ♦ Tatyana Moroskhina (Chelyabinsk) My son, Alexei MOROSHKIN, has been recognised as a political prisoner by the Memorial Human Rights Centre on the grounds that criminal proceedings (resulting in imprisonment) were instigated against him solely because of his…

Custody for Sokolovsky extended

<< No 4 (237), 30 January 2017 >> • On 19 January 2017 the Verkh-Isetsky district court in Ekaterinburg agreed to a request by investigators to extend pre-trial custody for the video blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky until 23rd February 2017, Аgora reports, citing Sokolovsky’s lawyer, Aleksei Bushmakov • It has similarly become known, that a new…

Eight Federal Districts

<< Publications 2016 >> ♦  The Russian Federation ♦ The Eight Federal Districts (2010 population census, in millions and % of whole) 1. CENTRAL RUSSIA – 38.4 million (27%) – Moscow – 11.9 million (8%); Voronezh * 2. VOLGA FEDERAL DISTRICT – 29.9 million (21%) – Nizhny Novgorod – million;  Perm * Yoshkar-Ola * Samara…