Russia's Protestors on Trial: What You Need to Know About the Bolotnaya Case
Charges against dozens of protesters in connection with the protest on the eve of President Vladimir Putin’s 2012 inauguration are “inappropriate” and “disproportionate,” according to a panel of independent experts. Twenty seven people are facing “mass rioting” charges in connection with the protest on May 6, 2012.
In February and March 2014, Russia will host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in the city of Sochi.
People and Power: The 2014 Sochi Olympics
February 1, 2013
Although people with disabilities in Russia have seen improvements since the end of the Soviet era, they remain largely cut off from society. Public attitudes and a lack of legal protections create barriers to equality that prevent them from fully participating in public life.
Breaking Barriers: The Disability Rights Movement in Russia
August 8, 2012
Its one of the best changes in Russia since the Soviet Union collapsed twenty years ago: the emergence of a small but vibrant civil society.