Tag: environmentalists arrested

Russian Environmentalist Continues To Fight For Ecology and Human Rights From Behind Bars

November 26, 2014

Staunton, November 25 – Yevgeny Vitishko, who is currently serving a three-year sentence in the Russian camps for exposing Moscow’s destruction of the environment around Sochi in the run-up to the Olympics, has continued his fight by releasing a new on-line book about the lives of prisoners and the fate of Russia’s much-despoiled environment. Vitishko’s […]

Russia’s Environmentalists ‘Who are Still Free’ Mobilize to Free Vitishko

June 4, 2014

Staunton, 4 June – Saying that it is a very good thing Russian environmental activists are “still free” to meet, Yeveniya Chirikova, a leader of the movement for the Ecological Defense of Moscow City and Region says that Moscow’s repressive actions have created the need for a new term analogous to “prisoner of conscience” –“prisoner […]

Sochi Liveblog: The 48 Hour Dash to the Opening Ceremonies‏

February 5, 2014

With the opening ceremony now almost exactly 48 hours away, officials and construction workers in Sochi are now desperately hurrying to bring the Olympic facilities on line. Journalists, who have flooded Sochi in the last day so, have been met with clear evidence of this chaotic bolt for completion. Our liveblog continues here.   0004 […]

Sochi: Olympic Opportunities for Law Enforcers

December 17, 2013

This editorial ran in Vedomosti, a Russian business news agency started by the Dow Jones, the Financial Times, and the owners of the Moscow Times. — Ed. The upcoming Olympics in Sochi creates new opportunities for the struggle for political influence and financial flows in the North Caucasus. In addition to the usual news about […]