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Navalny completes civil detention to face new charges of violating law on rallies

By ethan / September 24, 2018

Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny was detained immediately after serving his 30 days of civil arrest and faces a new 20-day detention over violations of street protest rules with damages to human health or property. The press service of the Main Police Directorate for Moscow City reported on Monday that Navalny was detained again and […]

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Paul Manafort to plead guilty to two criminal charges – reports

By ethan / September 14, 2018

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two criminal charges, as part of a plea deal between Manafort and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to US media reports, Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Manafort had been facing […]

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Pussy Riot face charges of illegal use of uniforms after World Cup pitch invasion

By ethan / July 20, 2018

A Moscow magistrate has charged four members of Pussy Riot with the illegal wearing of police uniforms after they stormed the pitch disguised as cops during the World Cup final. The decision was made Friday by the magistrate in the Moscow district of Khamovniki, the location of the Luzhniki stadium where the France-Croatia showpiece took […]

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Kadyrov blasts US charges against Russian gun activist as groundless

By ethan / July 20, 2018

Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, has expressed his bewilderment over the US’ charges against Russian gun activist Maria Butina, who, he says, has done nothing illegal, yet finds herself in an American jail. “For several days in a row I see and hear the name Maria Butina everywhere. They write that she […]

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US charges Russian gun activist Butina with acting as agent of foreign government

By ethan / July 17, 2018

A US grand jury expanded the indictment against Russian citizen Maria Butina, arrested on Sunday in Washington and charged with conspiracy to act as a foreign agent, to include charges of her actually acting on behalf of Moscow. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice added another charge against Butina, 29, a Russian gun activist who […]

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