Tag: Greenpeace activists

Russian Military Activities on Wrangel Island Threaten Arctic Ecology and Violate Moscow’s Commitments

September 25, 2014

Staunton, September 24 – Moscow’s decision to conduct a military exercise on Wrangel Island (map) and its dispatch there of soldiers from the Eastern Military District threatens the delicate ecosystem of that island and violates Russian law and Russian promises to protect that UNESCO-listed world wildlife site, according to Greenpeace Russia. In a statement released […]

Bolotnaya and Greenpeace Prisoners May Not Be Eligible for Amnesty Until After Trial

December 16, 2013

On December 12, 1993, Russia adopted its current Constitution. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the President and the State Duma will pardon a significant number of criminals. There has been a significant amount of speculation as to whether Pussy Riot, the Bolotnaya Square prisoners, the Greenpeace activists, and other high-profile convicts will be included in […]