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Seized Greenpeace Ship Departs Russia

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green

MOSCOW (AP) — The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a p...

Russia Drops Charges Against 29 Greenpeace Crew

AP | IRINA TITOVA | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian investigators have dropped charges against all but one of the 30 crew of a Greenpeace ship, who were accused o...

Pussy Riot, Greenpeace Activists Likely To Be Freed By Amnesty Bill

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.17.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament on Wednesday amended an amnesty bill to include the 30-member crew of a Greenpeace ship detained after a protest a...

Last Greenpeace Activist Freed In Russia

AP | DMITRY LOVETSKY | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia has freed the last of 30 people detained after a Greenpeace protest in Arctic waters. Australian...

Greenpeace Captain Held In Russia Granted Bail

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Russian court granted bail on Wednesday to the American captain of a Greenpeace ship that was used in a...

Two Greenpeace Activists Granted Bail In Russia

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By Maria Tsvetkova ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A Russian medic and a freelance journalist who were among 30 people arres...

Russian Prosecuters Ask To Extend Activists' Detention

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 18 (Reuters) - State prosecutors asked Russian courts on Monday to extend the detention of a group of Greenpeace activist...

Greenpeace Activists Arrive In St. Petersburg

AP | VITNIJA SALDAVA | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The 30 people arrested following a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil rig were transferred ...

Greenpeace Activists Moved To St. Petersburg

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Thirty people arrested in Russia over a protest against Arctic oil drilling were moved f...

Greenpeace Takes Protest To Dizzying Heights

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Ten Greenpeace activists scaled Barcelona's landmark Sagrada Familia basilica Friday to demand the release of 30 people jailed in Russia for taking pa...

Dutch Ask Court To Order Release Of Greenpeace Activists

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Michael Hogan HAMBURG, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The Netherlands asked an international court on Wednesday to order Russia to release 30 p...

From Pirates to Hooligans: Greenpeace Joins a Distinguished Club

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

"Hooliganism" is a leftover from Soviet jurisprudence; it's a criminal code article used to classify an extremely wide and ambiguously defined set of disruptive behaviors. What we need is clarity, and -- in the absence of rule of law and pervasive "legal nihilism" -- only Vladimir Putin can provide that.

Greenpeace Protesters Denied Bail In Russia

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green

* Environmental protesters being held on piracy charges * First foreigners to appeal against detention fail ...

Greenpeace Head Offers Up Himself As Bail

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green

By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The head of Greenpeace offered on Wednesday to move to Russia and stand as security for...

Greenpeace Stages Vigils For Activists Held In Russia

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

Greenpeace supporters held vigils across the world Saturday in support of 30 activists jailed by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, s...

Meet The Greenpeace Captain Currently Under Arrest In Russia

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

Greenpeace says it is not backing down from direct actions even as Russian authorities continue to detain the captain of its Arctic Sunrise ship and 2...

Greenpeace To Appeal Activists' Jailing In Russia

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green

MOSCOW — Greenpeace said Friday it will appeal the Russian court rulings that sent its activists to jail for a protest at an offshore drilling p...

Russia Jails Greenpeace Activists

AP | ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV and NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

MURMANSK, Russia — A Russian court on Thursday jailed the U.S. captain of a Greenpeace ship along with a Russian photographer and more than a do...

Putin: 'Completely Obvious' That Greenpeace Activists Aren't Pirates

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Greenpeace activists apprehended after trying to scale an offshore oil ...

Russian Coast Guard Confronts Greenpeace Activists

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

MOSCOW — The Russian Coast Guard is towing a Greenpeace ship toward the nearest port after armed officers stormed it following a protest against...

Polar Bear Protesters Arrested In Moscow

AP | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

MOSCOW (AP) — Put your paws in the air. Moscow police have arrested 10 environmental activists, including four dressed in polar bear ...

Greenpeace Activists Intercept Russian Ship

AP | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

MOSCOW (AP) — More than a dozen Greenpeace activists have intercepted a ship carrying Russian oil workers to a floating oil platform in Russia's Arc...

Activists Storm Russian Oil Rig

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

MOSCOW (AP) — Greenpeace activists were first offered hot soup, then showered with blasts of cold water and pieces of metal after they stormed a flo...