Tag: Federal Corrections Service

Russia Update: Chechnya’s Kadyrov Blames West for ISIS, Terrorists Who Killed Father

May 11, 2015

Prison riots in Nizhny Novgorod Region and Bashkortostan in the last week have left one convict dead and more than a dozen injured. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. UPDATES BELOW Russia […]

Religious Facilities Growing in Number in Russian Prisons and Camps

October 5, 2014

Staunton, October 3 – There are now more than 1200 religious facilities in the Russian penal system, and the Russian government today announced plans for legislation that would regularize their presence rather than allow the continuation of the current situation in which some officials welcome such facilities while others are opposed. Bishop Irinarkh of Krasnogorsk, […]

Imprisoned Punk Rocker Has Been Missing for More Than 10 Days

November 4, 2013

On October 19th, Pussy Riot member┬áNadezhda Tolokonnikova published a letter in The New Times, describing how prisoners are often transferred to punish, or silence them. Nadia requested that the article be published, because she knew her own transfer might be coming. On October 21, her prediction came true, and she was put on a train […]