Russia Update: Sputnik & Pogrom Editor Searched, ‘Extremism’ Criminal Case Opened

September 17, 2015
Yegor Prosvirnin, holding up a manifesto. From personal archives via Kommersant

The home of Yegor Prosvirnin, editor-in-chief of a notorious ultranationalist web site called “Sputnik & Pogrom,” was searched this morning by agents of the Investigative Committee and the Anti-Extremism Center of the Interior Ministry, and his computer and electronic storage devices were seized.

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