Tag: Navalny, Aleksei A

Russia Sentences Anti-Fascists on Bogus Terror Charges, Critics Say

MOSCOW — A Russian military court on Monday handed down harsh sentences of up to 18 years to seven members of a group of left-wing activists, who in turn accused the authorities of extorting confessions through torture and threats against their families. Critics said the charges of terrorism were fabricated and that the accused, as […]

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Putin Outlines Political Overhaul, Including Possible Post for Himself

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia submitted constitutional amendments on Monday that empower a previously toothless advisory council as a powerful policy arbiter, setting up what could be a future role for himself as Russia’s long-term paramount leader. Short on vital details, the proposed changes shed little light on Mr. Putin’s exact plans […]

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