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Radio Liberty

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a private, non-profit information service funded by the U.S. Congress, broadcasting to the countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East and Russia.

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In Petersburg launched a human rights project in support of religious minorities. The human rights project "Without witnesses" started with presentations, film screening and discussion in the House of Galicia, the participants spoke about the persecution of faith in contemporary Russia, first of all, the persecutions, which exposed Jehovah's Witnesses. Among the organizers of the evening were the activists of the St. Petersburg branch of the democratic movement “Solidarity”, according to which the idea of the campaign in support of the Jehovah's Witnesses arose immediately after receiving information about torture in Surgut. Activists consider the persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses and members of other religious minorities as part of a toughening of...

In the state of Alabama entered into force the toughest in America a law banning abortion. This is not the first case when the individual States challenge the Supreme Court decision that recognized the right to abortion is constitutional. President Donald trump admits that he is opposed to abortion, and the abolition of the Federal court decision was one of the points of his election program. The United States is a country founded by religious dissidents who often professed a stricter dogma than their remaining European co-religionists. In the second half of the nineteenth century, States began to impose a legislative ban on abortion and the beginning of XX century, they were banned everywhere. The same applied to contraceptives. And only in 60-e years of...

The Kremlin has no coherent strategy in relation to the protests. And can not be. The story is already mass demonstrations in Yekaterinburg against the construction of a monumental Cathedral on the site of the square, to which an analogy a long time to find not have to. It is right at hand. In 2013, Turkey exploded nationwide protest after the government's attempts to cut down the small Gezi Park in Central Istanbul. The evening of may 15 in Ekaterinburg on the area in front of the regional Drama theater was arrested dozens of people. To protest by the time against the construction on the site of the Cathedral has already reached thousands of people. Apparently, the police and the courts have prepared in advance – by Thursday morning, more than 20 people...

The award for best national pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, which opened on Saturday, may 11, was awarded to Lithuania. "Golden lion" awarded to the performance "the sun and the sea (Marina)" on changes of climate due to human activities. Lithuanian exposition is an artificial beach where the campers sing, talking about their problems. Viewers can watch the picture from above, standing on the balcony. In the installation "the fatigue of the human body becomes a metaphor for the ravaged Land," reads the description on the project website, reports "German wave". "Sun and sea" – project Director Rugile Bargylia. The performance was first presented at the national gallery of art in Vilnius in 2017 and has been adapted for performance in Venice in English....

The Investigation into the crash of the aircraft "Sukhoi Superjet 100" and the death of 41 people confirms that evacuation from the burning liner allegedly could prevent the passengers saved their baggage. This was reported by TASS, citing sources in the investigative agencies. Previously, a number of Russian media and telegram channels was accused by some passengers that they are taking hand Luggage, thereby interrupting the evacuation of other passengers. They don't even have time to undo the belts the Source Agency TASS noted that most of the passengers in the burning tail of the plane chances almost was not. "This is evidenced by the position of the bodies of many passengers who were found in the tail of the aircraft. They don't even have time to undo...

Victory Day Alexander Jurors gathered in the center of Yaroslavl to picket against the promotion of militarism. On the poster that was kept in the hands of Alexander, had written “make love, not war”. 20-year-old activist wrote on his page in social network “Vkontakte” that he decided to enter the rally after recently reviewed your album for school photos. “And I saw him drawn tanks, fighters, soldiers on the March. Caption: "Victory Day". I wonder why we are not taught to draw, swept the legs, inside-out stomachs, broken skulls with brains scattered everywhere? It's is an inherent part of war, isn't it? So why not teach? Why? Think about it”. Read more about his views of antimilitarist told Radio Liberty. – I believe that is intentionally conducted...

Some representatives of the Democratic party of the United States, after reviewing the report, special Prosecutor Robert Mueller about the possible intervention of Russia in the presidential campaign of 2016 and the contacts of the Kremlin with the team of Donald trump, came to the conclusion that it contains information about possible crimes, and renewed calls for impeachment. In this they disagree with the position of speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi, who consider such a procedure feasible. First, the confident speaker, the idea may lead to the further polarization of the already divided electorate; second, the Republican majority in the Senate, where he held a court for the adjudication of impeachment, most likely, will not allow a conviction. But even...

Worsening foreign hybrid machinations of the Kremlin brings to mind the almost forgotten fact about the predecessors of the current Russian authorities. Exactly a century ago, the Communists attempted to break into Central Europe, so from there to inflate the "world fire blood." Unlike the well-known campaign Tukhachevskogo the Vistula in 1920, the rush of 1919, in subsequent decades attracted the attention of historians. However, if in 1920 it was about the Polish-Soviet war, in April 1919, the Communists planned a fight with several States. And the chances of success, they had no less than a year later. Because in that moment the Old world, where has just finished an exhausting world war, seethed with unrest. The West has become a breeding ground of...

For Many years the President of Russia Vladimir Putin heads the list of persons mentioned in the media. And mostly these mentions on television. 90 percent of Russians watch TV regularly, while 71 percent of people in the country do it every day and this has a huge impact on ratings of political popularity. The power of television, in contrast to other forms of transmission media, a long time is undeniable. And, at least for now, do not interrupt the Internet. Demos usually chooses the easiest way: to sit on the couch and press a button on the remote. And on the screen, like magic, the table was already laid for you. Search information, which would not be selected, understood and enjoyed by someone else, puzzling ourselves a few. There is required an...

US President Donald trump had a telephone conversation with Khalifa the Haftarot, the head of the uncontrolled government of the Libyan national army, which is marching on the capital, Tripoli. According to CNN, the conversation took place on Monday, the White house has released information about it only on Friday. "The President, trump acknowledged the significant role of field Marshal the Haftarot in the fight against terrorism and the security of Libya's oil resources", – said in a statement the White house. In a conversation we raised the question of the political future of Libya. Haftar is supported by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates and leads the operation against the forces supported by the UN and the US government in Tripoli. The White house...

Mira Markovic, the widow of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, died in Sochi at the age of 76 years. About it writes the Serbian newspaper "evening news", citing a source in Sochi. Markovic, who received asylum in Russia for a long time was ill and underwent several operations. About 15 years she was in the international wanted list in 2010, was granted asylum in Russia. Mira Markovic was involved in Serbia's political activities in 1994, he founded the party "Yugoslavian left". According to the recollections of family friends, had a great influence on her husband and largely contributed to the success of his political career. Secret results by the Serbian government of Milosevic to the Hague Tribunal called the crisis a "national morality...

A Resident of Krasnodar Philip Cats over and over again trying to get into the game of your favorite basketball club "Lokomotiv-Kuban" in a t-shirt reading "Navalny". Security of the sports complex would not let him on the podium, despite the fact that Cats and his mother, owners of the most expensive VIP passes, each worth more than 80 thousand rubles. 1 APR 15-year-old Philip Kotov and his mother Olga came to the Krasnodar "basket-Hall", where "the locomotive" in the evening played with Moscow "Khimki". Instead of a pleasant evening in a close game (season tickets Kotovych – the most expensive available and include seats directly behind the bench) they had to once again fight with guards sports arena and to demand justice from the police. However, without...

The Supreme court and former Ambassador of Lithuania in Russia, General Director of the Lithuanian Association of chambers of Commerce, industry and crafts Rimantas, Sidlauskas. As the portal Delfi with reference to the investigating authorities, he and two others accused of receiving a bribe from the citizen of Russia, managing a controlling stake in one of the Russian banks. It is argued that Sidlauskas in exchange for a bribe promised to facilitate Russian Schengen visa. According to sources, the citizen of Russia is detained, is Rinat Nasirov, co-owner of the New industrial Bank, which last year the Bank of Russia revoked the license. Sidlauskas, for many years headed the Consular Department of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Ambassador of...

Won't recognize results of Ukrainian elections. A complete failure of the ruling elite. The course of the Russophobic line reject. Demand from Kyiv compensation for the Crimea. Washington is betting on the President's war, and this rate is clearly winning. It is from more or less official statements, made more or less official persons, and there are still TV speakers, showmen and traveling freak show of Patriotic experts whose speech is better not to quote and not to listen – there Ukraine every day for five years straight, there is wailing and gnashing of teeth, there is terrible, there is no need to go. In short, the responses of permanent representatives of the official and deep Russia to the events in the neighboring country predictable and monotonous...

In Russia four Ukrainian sailors conducted a psychiatric examination. This was announced by the lawyer Nikolay Polozov in the social network Facebook. According to him, April 1, was held the investigative actions in respect of Denis Gritsenko. "The investigation was presented to Denis and his lawyers with two resolutions on the appointment of examination of combat units on MAC "Napoli" and "Berdyansk". The defense objected to the purpose of this examination because the investigator made the decision not individuated weapons sent to the experts. Did not indicate the quantity and serial numbers of items," said Polozov. The lawyer added that during the investigation it was stated the application for admission of the report of the office of the UN high...