Tag: Pyotr Pavlensky

Obama Extends Sanctions on Russia; Kremlin Accuses US of ‘Arms Race’, Postpones Response to Trump Deal

January 16, 2017

US President Barack Obama extends sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine. The Kremlin deferred a response to president-elect Donald Trump’s offer to trade an end to sanctions for Russia’s nuclear cuts.

Rocket Launches from Vostochny After Several Delays; State Censors Wants to Regulate Mobile Internet

April 28, 2016

Russia launched a missile from the Vostochny space center finally after several days of technical problems and the personal intervention of President Vladimir Putin who visited the site.

Belarusian Art Activist Detained in Moscow

November 19, 2013

Barely a week after a Russian protester, Pyotr Pavlensky, nailed his scrotum to the cobblestones in Red Square to raise awareness to what he says is Russia’s descent into a “police state,” a Belarusian art activist has been arrested for planning what authorities say would have been a terrorist attack. – Ed. Belarusian art activist […]