Russia Update

New Russian Facial-Recognition Tech May Fight Crime But It’s Already Misused Against Opposition

October 4, 2017

FindFace, a new facial-recognition technology developed by Russians is used in Russia both to capture wanted criminals — and deter opposition supporters from turning out to demonstrations.

Ukraine Denies Supply of Missile Technology to DPRK; Russia Arrests ‘Ukrainian Saboteur’; Gays Attacked in St. Petersburg

August 15, 2017

Update: Russia’s Elections Commission chief has said opposition leader Alexei Navalny can only run in the elections if he appeals his criminal sentence — or the election law is changed. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: Novaya Gazeta on Threats of Retribution Against Journalists from Chechen Clergy over Articles on Persecution of […]