Tag: Alexey Navalny

State Department Says US Has No Plans to Contact Rybka Re: Possible Revelations on Russian Interference in US Elections

March 7, 2018

A Russian escort featured in Russian opposition Alexey Navalny’s recent expose of possible connections between former Trump aide Paul Manafort through Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to the Kremlin has been arrested in Thailand and has asked for political asylum in the US.

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