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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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Danish Citizen Dennis Christensen was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for the organization of an extremist organization of Jehovah's Witnesses. Christensen participated in meetings where people prayed and studied religious literature. According to human rights activists and lawyers, this activity was forbidden: people have the right to conduct worship and to discuss religious matters, not being in any organization. At the moment, this article initiated 50 criminal cases against Jehovah's Witnesses in different regions, and the sentence Christensen may lead to a wave of similar verdict in the cases of other believers.

In Russia on 3 February, there have been protests against garbage dumps near human settlements, landfills, incinerators and so-called "trash reform". Protests under the slogan "Russia is not a dustbin" was held in nearly 70 cities. The activists demanded to implement maximum processing of waste and the separate collection of debris and to create a system of control of waste management. The mass protests were held in Arkhangelsk and Kotlas, where, according to the organizers, out of 2.5 thousand people. In Moscow, about three hundred people gathered in front of the Prefecture of the Central administrative district.

In the former Levashovo of the bakery, who worked during the siege, the siege will be created the exhibition. The creation of public space is involved in the culture House of Lev Lurie and a Group of RBI. For future exhibition already announced the collection of photographs and other documents from the family archives. In St. Petersburg begins the formation of the siege exhibition in the former bakery Levashovo. No one objected to her appearing in such an important for the blockade of the history of the place, but the debate around how it should look is the space still continues. The adjacent area will be built residential area, the clearance for which began last fall. Local activists believe that three historical case Levashovo bakery – the case of the...

The US considers a military intervention in Venezuela as one of their options against the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. US President, Donald trump declared it in interview to TV channel si-bi-es, which aired on Sunday. "Don't want to talk about it, but of course, this option is considered", – he told in conversation with Margaret Brennan, host of "Face the nation." The US President said that Maduro a few months ago approached him with a request to meet, but was refused. This publication reports The Hill. The publication notes that last January several States in the U.S., recognized the interim President of Venezuela President of the National Assembly Juan, Guido.

Former General Director of the Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-reserve Igor Konyshev placed under house arrest for two months. This decision was made by the Oktyabrsky district court of Vladimir. Konyshev suspect that he signed a contract to create a new Museum website at deliberately inflated price – more than four million rubles. To wait for their fate, the former Director will be in Vladimir, in a rented apartment. When Igor Konyshev, entered the courtroom, he looked totally flustered and refused to answer journalists ' questions. In November last year, he reported that he resigned as Director of the largest Museum in the Vladimir region on their own because starting a new interesting project. Obviously, at that moment, Igor Konyshev did not expect that after a...

The Number of applications for political asylum in Germany continues to decline for the third consecutive year. In 2018, submitting a petition to the Federal office for migration and refugees 186 thousand foreigners. This is 16.5% less than in 2017, reported on 13 January, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. The state Secretary of the German foreign Ministry for migration and the return of refugees to their homeland, Helmut, Teichman believes that the migration question has been a turning point. "Compared to the autumn of 2015, which was the peak of the refugee influx, there was a continuous decline in the number of applications", – quotes Teichman Bild am Sonntag. One of the reasons for such situation was "the General plan of migration" developed by the...

In the Metropolitan area zyuzino before the New year suddenly closed the hospital. Recently there have renovated and equipped rooms in line with modern standards. Local MPs believe that the hospital will be liquidated in the interests of the construction mafia, which claims to the land, possibly under a housing estate. About the suspension of the hospital employees reported total for the day, the next day the doors were sealed. The reason for the closure – the conclusion of a CPS fault ventilation. Over the past year and had 4 thousands of expectant mothers. This is the only hospital in the whole district, which is home to about 130 thousand people. Now pregnant women have to travel to other areas. In 2018, the tenth hospital, no one died infant. Zero...

A Considerable part of the Russians under Putin have lived my entire adult life. In the last presidential election he scored 77%. On the international arena Russia attracts such attention that even in the cartoon about the girl with the bear in the West saw the arms of a hybrid war. Meanwhile, Putin, playing Russian weapons and nerves of the West, reminiscent of the range of deployed and developed by the Russian arms, and the press is full of headlines about the nuclear standoff between the two superpowers of the cold war era. For the first time in decades, Russia is at war in the middle East, and its borders captured the Crimea, which Putin called the same Shrine as the Temple mount to Jews and Muslims. In many respects, Putin is still on the horse...

On 25 December in Moscow was held the meeting of presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko. However, instead of the expected agreement on contentious issues, the two leaders said that they will meet again before the New year. In Minsk I suspect that Russia is seriously trying to change the model of relations that existed between Russia and Belarus over the last 25 years, and Alexander Lukashenko actually left the trumps to stop the process. Minsk and Moscow will establish a working group to prepare proposals for integration and resolution of the issues. This was announced to journalists in Moscow immediately after the meeting of Lukashenka and Putin, first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Russia Anton Siluanov....

On the day of the 70th anniversary of the universal Declaration of human rights in Morocco officially opened the conference on the adoption of a new global agreement, which should help the world in solving one of the most important human rights problems – migration. One of the stated objectives of this document – "reducing risks and vulnerabilities faced by the migrants at various stages of migration". To support this idea brought together representatives of governments of more than 1500 countries. At the end of October 2018, the Russian President signed a decree "On the Concept of state migration policy in 2019-2025 years." A new concept was adopted before the deadline for the current concept (2025), and there is a more rigid principles of the treatment of...

15 December, activists of the initiative group “let's Save the Pulkovo Observatory” gathered on the Champ de Mars for the performance. Four of the protesters in masks were detained by the police. The reason was some “citizens”, registered in the register of reported crimes. Activists said they have not agreed on any rally or picket. Pulkovo Observatory is part of world heritage, the petition in her defense has collected about 35,000 signatures. Activists struggling against construction in the protected zone of the Observatory of the residential complex for 100,000 people, which was illegally agreed in 2016. “A huge array to produce heat and light, which will prevent high-precision astronomical observations,” said the Observatory staff.

From colony No. 7 in the Karelian town of Segezha December 13 was released Karelian politician and businessman devletian Alikhanov. In November 2017, the Petrozavodsk court found him guilty of economic crimes and sentenced to six years imprisonment. 5 Dec 2018 the Presidium of the Russian Supreme court overturned the verdict. By this time the former Senator Alikhanov, held in SIZO and colonies almost four years. But now one of the most influential Karelian once the oligarchs and politicians rehabilitated. "What can you feel? Normal, good! I'm glad to be going home," said devletian Alikhanov is a correspondent of Radio Liberty in an hour after release. In Segezha, where the Karelian businessman and politician, spent nearly a year, he met fellow lawyer and...

Dispute on Facebook about the attitude to dual citizenship Sergei BRILYOV went to the person and turned into some kind of trench warfare among the Moscow intelligentsia circle, where everyone had to choose which side of the parapet to be. It all started with post film critic Anton Valley, commented on the investigation into opposition leader Alexei Navalny on a leading TV channel "Russia" Sergey Brilev, who, as it turns out, is a British citizen and a property in London. Navalny called BRILYOV in the investigation of the propagandist, liar and a hypocrite. Valley wrote: ...I can't understand why a British citizen BRILYOV sensation. Why is it taskbar. What is hidden "outrageous hypocrisy"... let's Say Brilev claims that England ruled by hypocritical brutes...

25 on Krasnykh Zor street in Moscow fell under renovation and it will soon be demolished. Now it wielded the looters, every day knocks out Windows and doors. In such conditions here continue to live eight families. They can't move to a new apartment on formal grounds that the officials who invented the renovation is not taken into account. But not all houses are built in Moscow for migrants, encouraging new settlers. High-rise building in the street Dmitry Ulyanov called "curve". The walls in this house are the wave, and tile external finish taped.

For quite some time from the White house heard rumors about a "wonderful" plan for a peaceful settlement of the middle East conflict, although in recent years they have subsided somewhat. It is, as we say, an offer the PA cannot refuse. But since then, as the screens released film "the Godfather", this formula lost its uniqueness. The fact that this issue has been put on the back burner, you can, of course, blamed on the U.S. elections, who all the attention of the administration – time will tell. But this is unlikely the only factor, and now, perhaps, we can say that and not the main. Let's start with the measures that the White house has taken in respect of autonomy. For the first time recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, although the...