More from: Democracy and Media

Yury Dmitriyev is renowned for his work that shed light on Soviet-era political repressions in his home region Karelia.
December 27, 2021
Prosecutors in Russia's far northern Nenets Autonomous Okrug request three years behind bars for Yuri Zhdanov.
December 16, 2021
The European Union on Wednesday agreed to sanction six individuals in Russia and one organization over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. All six are members of Putin's inner circle.
October 15, 2020
Local coordinator Andrey Borovikov got his apartment searched and was then taken to the station.
October 01, 2020
"It just seems to me that the Election Commission, instead of destroying unwanted ballot cards, may want use them somehow: for example, to decorate the State Council on the eve of winter and the New Year."
September 21, 2020
Growing discontent in regions could lead to a political reshuffle in towns and municipalities across Russia. In the country's far northern district of Pechenga, a wide coalition is formed to overthrow the long-ruling United Russia party. 

September 11, 2020
The blocking of our newspaper in Russia is a repressive crackdown on independent journalism.
August 27, 2020
Violetta Grudina was standing peacefully alone on the Five Corner square downtown Murmansk, holding a placard asking for the crime against Alexey Navalny to be thoroughly investigated.
August 20, 2020
After 1,5 year of blockage in Russia, the Barents Observer's appeal case against Russian media regulators is addressed in court.
August 18, 2020
Acquitted of child pornography, Yury Dmitriyev now faces charges of sexual assault.
July 22, 2020
The 100-year anniversary of the international agreement has been accompanied by mounting Russian government pressure and a wave of repulsive coverage in Russian media.
July 02, 2020
Activists staged a performance on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in the center of the north Russian city. A man with a Putin mask stained a folder depicting the country’s main document with a white mixture.
July 01, 2020
The Supreme Court of Karelia has denied the appeal of the defense of local history expert Yuri Dmitriev against the prolongation of his arrest.
May 22, 2020
Norway’s closed borders to foreign nationals will apply until August 20th, but a special law might keep non-Nordic borders closed until January 1, 2021.
May 18, 2020
Political activist Ruslan Shaveddinov has been transferred to a desolate post in the militarized Arctic archipelago without telephone signal.
April 24, 2020
Authoritarian state regimes step up their oppression of independent media and the coming decade will be decisive for the future of journalism, says Reporters Without Borders.
April 21, 2020
Pressure against domestic media is mounting and the country steps up efforts to spread fake news abroad.
March 27, 2020
Vyacheslav Gorodetsky says he can not accept the authorities’ growing interference in local journalism.
March 25, 2020
Ruslan Shaveddinov used to march the streets of Moscow in protests against the Kremlin. Now, he drives missile-carrying trucks in one of Russia's remotest military bases.
March 06, 2020
The Human Rights Court in Strasbourg concludes that the Russian Military failed to investigate properly the death of Konstantin Luzyanin and grants mother Valentina €26.000 compensation.
February 05, 2020
Independent organization Memorial must pay the state 4.1 million rubles.
January 10, 2020
More than ten people are charged as security agents take action against the outlawed religious community.
January 07, 2020