Sep 14, 2015

Russia votes in local polls; opposition alleges fraud

As Russians voted in local elections on Sunday set to confirm the ruling party’s dominance, the opposition reported mass vote rigging and police stormed the office of independent vote monitors. The local voting across 83 regions were expected to be easily won by the ...

Aug 29, 2015

Welcome moms at assemblies

In a democracy, attending political deliberations and assembly meetings should be a right for all citizens, including mothers with babies.

Despite long odds, independent media battle on in Putin's Russia

Jul 30, 2015

Despite long odds, independent media battle on in Putin's Russia

Alexei Venediktov, one of Russia’s most prominent journalists, doesn’t go out without a bodyguard and doesn’t answer mobile phone calls for fear of being tracked. He has worried about security since someone left a chopping block with an ax in it outside his apartment ...