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Simonovsky court of Moscow has convicted opposition leader Alexei Navalny in repeated violation of the rules of the meeting and fined him 300 thousand rubles. The court hearing lasted until almost 11 PM on 3 August. Previously similar cases had been fined, the head of the election headquarters of Bulk Leonid Volkov – 300 thousand rubles, and the head of the Moscow staff Nikolai Lyaskin – 250 thousand rubles. On Thursday the opposition was summoned to the police for drawing up administrative protocols for the conduct of the so-called "cleanup Campaign" on 8-9 July. They were accused of organizing "illegal mass activities" by using YouTube. During the "cleanup Campaign" in support of Navalny in the election of the President 8-9 July across Russia were...
The United States is closely monitoring preparations for the Russian-Belarusian military exercises "West-2017". As stated by Reuters, August 3 the commander of us forces on maneuvers in Europe, General John J. Healy, Moscow "not transparent", as it is not inviting Western observers, while the Russian representatives were present at the recent maneuvers of the US and NATO in the black sea region. The General said that in response to the increasing threat of aggressive actions by Russia – USA in 2018 expect to spend from NATO allies in 11 major exercises of ground forces, air force and Navy. Earlier it was reported that in the scheduled September 14-20 exercises "West-2017" on the territory of Russia and Belarus with participation of up to 13 thousand troops...
In Moscow at the building of the presidential administration of Russia held pickets in defense of the correspondent of "Novaya Gazeta" Ali Feruza, which the court ordered that he be deported to Uzbekistan. Police detained four activists. In defense of Feruz was made by the international human rights organization "reporters without borders", Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Advocates argue that in Uzbekistan the journalist can wait torture. As reported by "Open Russia" chief editor of "Novaya Gazeta" Dmitry Muratov, now the editors talks about the possibility to take Feruza in one of the countries of the European Union – to do this he needs a passport of the red cross. The Council on human rights, the expulsion Feruza called a violation of the...
Mathematician Dmitry Bogatov already a week sitting under house arrest. 25-year-old programmer accused of calling for terrorist activities and riots. Women spent more than three months in a Moscow jail. His friends claim that women didn't commit a crime, its IP address could be used by any user of the Tor network, which operator it was.
Convicted in the so-called "Bolotnaya case" Dmitry Echevsky was released from the penal colony number one in the Yaroslavl region. Echevsky was sentenced to three years and two months in prison. According to investigators, on may 6, 2012 during the opposition rally on Bolotnaya square in Moscow Echevsky applied with respect to a representative of authorities violence dangerous to life and health. According to the materials of the case, Echevsky raised with asphalt various items and throwing them at police officers. Echevsky admitted his guilt. In may 2017 it on day 21 was sent to a punishment cell.
On the 150th anniversary of the release of the classics of political economy and Marxist theory. Pavel Kudyukin, President of the Expert Fund for social research, associate Professor of HSE, a former Deputy Minister of labour in the government of Yeltsin – Gaidar; Daniil Kotsyubinsky, a historian (St. Petersburg); Alexander Buzgalin, Professor of MSU, a Marxist.
In the Studio of Radio Liberty - one of the organizers of the nationwide coordinator of the joint working group of the "Union of investors of Russia" Igor Asanov and two of a sharer from the Moscow region Marina Parfenova and Olesya Levina. On video - deceived dolshchiki from Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk, Perm, Kaliningrad, Saratov and Vologda regions.
Along with sentenced to demolition five-story building in the past goes the whole world of Soviet Modernity, a unique layer of urban culture. What was Khrushchev for the Soviet people, and that can be saved from this social experience? In the Studio: Maxim Trudolyubov, a columnist of the newspaper "Vedomosti" and Nikita Tokarev, the architect, the Director of the school of MARSH.
Was held In Moscow agreed with the authorities of the campaign "For free Internet". On the March sounded slogans: "the Internet is not to ban, it is better to dissolve the Duma!", "Russia without Putin, the Internet, without the bourgeoisie!", "No to censorship!", "No Roskomnadzor!","Freedom Dmitry Bogatov!". Metropolitan police counted on the March of about 800 people, organizers of several thousand.
Tver court of Moscow on 20 July was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison activist Stanislav Simulta. The court found him guilty on 26 March during an anti-corruption rally on Pushkin square, he threw "a fragment of brick" in the direction of the employees of Regardie and hit one of them in the "lower back". The activist admits that he threw a brick, however, according to him, he wasn't aiming at the person. Simovic explained their actions by the fact that the police beat the protesters.
In the Netherlands, opened the monument 298 passengers and crew of flight, shot down in the skies over Eastern Ukraine 3 years ago. They were citizens of 17 countries, including 196 Dutch citizens. The ceremony was attended by the Royal couple of the country and the Dutch singer Natasha Den Toom.
The Supreme court dismissed the appeal on the recognition of the Management center "Jehovah's Witnesses" extremist. Therefore, the court's decision to ban the activities of the organization in force. The decision on liquidation of "Jehovah's Witnesses" at the suit of the Ministry of justice was accepted by the court on April 20. After that, frequent reports of pressure on followers of the religious movement.
UN resumed on 12 July ground delivery of humanitarian aid to the Syrian Northern province of raqqa. As reported by the world food programme of the UN, and the first shipments of food began to get thousands of internally displaced persons in the city of Mansoura (West of the city of raqqa) and the surrounding areas. Earlier in June, the Assad regime allowed the UN to send humanitarian aid on the road leading from Aleppo to the city of Qamishli, in the North-East of the country. In these areas the province has accumulated the people who had fled hostilities in the city of raqqa and its environs, where the rebels - with the support of the coalition headed by the USA - are trying to oust the militants grouping "Islamic state" ("IG", banned in Russia). According...
Renovation in Moscow. What to expect from this law and why it applies not only to residents of the Russian capital? In the Studio of Radio Liberty - the Deputy of Council of deputies of the Lefortovo district Alexander Andreev, the co-Chairman of public organization "Right to land", the lawyer Stanislav Stankevich and expert of the Public ecological Council of Moscow Alina Engalycheva.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that the United Nations should be more actively involved in addressing the pressing issues of Ukraine. About this Poroshenko said at a joint briefing with Secretary General of the UN Antonio Guterres in Kiev on Sunday after a bilateral meeting. Poroshenko expressed confidence that the meeting will become a starting point in order to find a more active model of UN involvement in solving complex challenges currently facing Ukraine. As UKRINFORM reported, during the meeting the sides discussed the state and prospects of further cooperation in the framework of the UN, the possibility of more active attraction to peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass, and also to implement the decisions of the UN...