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The news to 21 October 2013 Alexei Navalny, the Moscow mayoral candidate and anti-corruption campaigner, was given a suspended sentence following a conviction for fraud. The charge, widely seen as politically motivated, had been seen as a way of silencing Navalny, but defeat in an apparently honest municipal in Moscow gave the regime a degree … Continue reading

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The news to 13 October 2013 Race riots broke out last night in Moscow, following rumours that an ethnic Russian has been killed by a Central Asian immigrant. More than a thousand people were reportedly detained by the authorities following the violence. Presidential hopeful and oppositionist, Alexei Navalny used the occasion to blame Vladimir Putin … Continue reading

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News up to 23 March The posthumous trial of Sergey Magnitsky commenced in Moscow on Friday, a few days after Russia’s Investigative Committee cancelled the investigation into his death.  Magnitsky was imprisoned on accusations of defrauding the state through unpaid taxes.  Prior to this Magnitsky, who died in prison custody in 2009, had alleged large-scale … Continue reading