United Russia Lawmaker Backs Amnesty for Bolotnoye Suspects

A key United Russia lawmaker said Tuesday that he supported granting amnesty to suspects in the high-profile Bolotnoye case, echoing recent comments by President Vladimir Putin. Speculation about a possible amnesty for suspects in the case has grown since Putin said at the Valdai Club meeting last week that …Continue reading

Rock Stars Raise Money for Bolotnaya Defendants

The greats of Russian rock, many of whom who rose to fame as glimmers of protest against the controlled political climate of the Soviet Union, offered their voices and influence to today’s political opposition in a packed concert on Sunday. The RokUznik (Rock Prisoner) concert at Moscow’s Mir concert hall raised more than …Continue reading

Russian anti-Putin activist ‘admits riot plot’

Russian investigators say a detained anti-Kremlin activist has admitted trying to foment riots with funding from a Georgian MP. Leonid Razvozzhayev disappeared in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Friday, after meeting officials at the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR, a …Continue reading