“Then they’ll come for you”

<< No 7 (240), 20 February 2017 >> ♦  … and no one will notice that either”  ♦ Anastasia ZOTOVA (journalist and human rights advocate) Last summer less than 10,000 people gathered to protest against the “Yarovaya package” of amendments to the law. That was in Moscow, where more than 16 million people live. Only…

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…

Fate of Siberian blogger

<< 7 January 2016 >> = Vadim Tyumentsev is a political prisoner = On 30 December 2015, at Tomsk’s Kirovsky district court, Judge Yekaterina Galyatudinova sentenced VADIM TYUMENTSEV to five years of imprisonment in a general-regime colony. He was convicted under two Articles of the Russian Criminal Code: Article 280, Part 2 (Public calls for…