Tag: Alexey Navalny

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.

3 Ukrainian Soldiers Wounded in Battle; 2 Civilians Injured in Shelling; 1 Feared Abducted

July 18, 2017

Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in battle and two civilians were injured in a shelling attack. A civilian is feared abducted.

Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska; Opposition Leader Navalny Denied Travel Abroad for Medical Care

May 4, 2017

Update: Russian bombers flew near Alaska, prompting a US escort. Opposition leader Alexey Navalny was first told by authorities he could get a foreign passport to travel abroad, then told he could not travel. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: Novaya Gazeta on Threats of Retribution Against Journalists from Chechen Clergy over […]

Russian Recon Ship Crashes; Navalny Attacked; Open Russia Declared ‘Undesirable’, Searched by Police

April 27, 2017

The Russian reconaissance ship Liman crashed into a Turkish freighter and sank; 78 sailors on board were rescued. Anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny was attacked and Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia was declared ‘undesirable’ and searched by the FSB’s Extremism Center.

NATO SACEUR Urges Lethal Arming of Ukraine; Navalny Jailed 15 Days; 13 Anti-Corruption Fund Staff 5-25

March 28, 2017

Update: Alexey Navalny, opposition leader and organizer of a nation-wide anti-corruption march March 26 has been jailed for 15 days and his office closed by police; 13 staff and volunteers jailed for 5-25 days. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: ‘Hybrid Cyberwars’: Are the Russian Hackers’ Arrests About American or Internal Russian […]

Attacks on Russian Journalists Indicate Return to Soviet Practices, New Forms of Repression in the Internet Age

October 4, 2016

Moscow Mayor’s Office Blocking Opposition Rally to Protest Yarovaya Anti-Terrorism Law

July 22, 2016

Leonid Volkov, opposition activist in Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation is accusing the Moscow Mayor’s office of now blocking an opposition rally originally approved.