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Russia's Legislators Make New Turn in Recent Isolationist Trend

Melissa Hooper | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Melissa Hooper

When Russian media reported that legislators intended to introduce amendments leading to a registry of companies allegedly connected to so-called "aggressor states," our initial reaction was, "They can't be serious." But combine a few established concepts in the Russian political consciousness with a longstanding legislative trend and the proposal makes a lot of sense.

An Airport Delay, Russian Style

Tanya Lokshina | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Tanya Lokshina

The facts remain that this researcher and proponent of journalism ethics spent hours deprived of her liberty under tremendous stress, was not allowed to see her lawyer, missed her flight, was forced to hand over her equipment and memory cards to officials for an indefinite period of time, and received neither an explanation nor an apology from the officials involved.

Putin Hopes His Foreign Agent NGO Law Doesn't 'Get In Anyone's Way'

AP | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says he would welcome "improving" a controversial law on non-governmental organizations that activists say ...

Rocker Cancels Russian Gigs Over Human Rights 'Crackdown'

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON — Guitarist Mark Knopfler canceled two shows in Russia in protest over what he says is a crackdown on human rights groups in the country,...

Putin Warns Foreign NGOs Against 'Meddling' In Russian Affairs

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 04.16.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned foreign-funded non-government organizations against meddling in the country's affairs. ...

Putin Signs Controversial NGO Law

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 09.20.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law a new measure that requires non-governmental groups receiving funding from...

Russia Passes Controversial NGO Law

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday passed a bill imposing new restrictions on non-governmental organizations that receive fun...

Russian Rights Groups Fear Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

By Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, July 6 (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament gave preliminary appro...