More from: Civil society and Media

«We won’t throw away our very important work over such small change,» says Aleksandr Nikitin, Chairman of ERC Bellona.
January 17, 2017
The Karelian daily Pripolyarie is only one of several newspapers which did not make it into the new year.
January 10, 2017
The detention of Yuri Dmitriev might be a provocation meant to discredit Memorial, representatives of the organisation say.
December 19, 2016
Police searched Rodion Sulyandziga’s apartment Sunday morning and prevented him from leading a seminar.
December 11, 2016
Following reports about torture and harassment, the arrested activist is taken out of the Segezha prison colony No 7.
December 07, 2016
«We plan steps and measures», says top press spokesman Dmitry Peskov following the European Parliament’s resolution on anti-EU propaganda
December 01, 2016
A bill submitted to the State Duma proposes to increase federal funding of regional news makers. Legislators fear a mass closure of newspapers.
November 22, 2016
Russia’s only independent pollster insists it is not engaged in political activity.
November 18, 2016
The meddling of Russian authorities in Norwegian musician Moddi’s concerts in northern Norway does not pose a threat to cross-border cultural cooperation, says Luba Kuzovnikova, leader of curator group Pikene på Broen.
November 17, 2016
“Our goal was to avoid consequences for the orchestra and for Norwegian-Russian cultural relations,” Russia’s Consulate General says.
November 16, 2016
Former inmates confirm the brutal regime of Karelian prison colony No 7.
November 15, 2016
Norwegian folk musician Moddi will preform banned or censored songs from around the world, but removes his version of Pussy Riot’s controversial Punk Prayer from the play-list.
November 15, 2016
The workshop in Komi headed by renown journalist Grigory Pasko did not proceed as planned.
November 10, 2016
Meanwhile, the convicted activist is taken to hospital in Petrozavodsk.
November 03, 2016
«If they again start to torture me, beat me and rape me, I will hardly last more than a week».
November 02, 2016
The independent pollster insists it should not be on the disgraced list.
October 27, 2016
Activist Nina Ananina staged a silent protest in front of the Komi government building. She was not allowed to stand there long.
October 24, 2016
We are now looking for a new way forward, which secures our economy and promotes good journalism, Editor of Sør-Varanger Avis Tor Sandø says.
October 14, 2016
«I consider it a revenge for our disobedience», says Editor of SeverPost Dmitry Visotsky.
October 13, 2016
The Russian Ministry of Justice puts International human rights society Memorial on the list of Foreign Agents. The decision is unlawful and will be appealed in court, Memorial says.
October 06, 2016
He will spend up to two years in the labor camp of Segezha, the place where Mikhail Khodorkovsky was locked up.
September 30, 2016
An increasingly cash-strapped Russian treasury can no longer afford to pay more than 80 billion ruble to state media.
September 15, 2016
Vladimir Putin’s ruling party United Russia got all time low in the latest poll before the Ministry of Justice took action.
September 06, 2016
Environmentalists in the SPOK group has since 1996 worked to protect vulnerable forest land in Karelia. This week, their offices were searched by security agents.
September 06, 2016
Oleg Drozdov with the Yabloko Party in Murmansk runs for a seat in the State Duma, but is not allowed to do street campaigning, gets limited media coverage and zero access to the closed military towns where nearly 100.000 voters live.
August 30, 2016