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6 of President Vladimir Putin's Most Oppressive Laws

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Since President Putin has held office, there have been a number of changes in Russian law so that any criticism directed at either Putin or his security force allies can be sentenced to jail.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky Trial Seen As Test For Medvedev

Themoscowtimes.com | By Nickolaus van Twickel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The second trial of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, which kicks off with preliminary hearings Tuesday, offers a test case of President Dmitry ...

Double Jeopardy: Putin's Vengeful Miscarriage of Justice

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The trumped-up case against Khodorkovsky and Lebedev is all too illustrative of the decay of democracy, due process, the rule of law and human rights that has occurred in Putin's Russia.