A 60-year-old human rights activist in Chechnya faces up to 10 years in prison on drug possession charges that critics have said were trumped up by officials as revenge for his reports on rights abuses. Oyub Titiev, the office director at the Memorial Human Rights Centre in the southern Russian republic, was arrested on Tuesday morning by police who said they found more than six ounces of marijuana wrapped in a plastic bag in his car.
The Kremlin is on a drive to ensure a high turnout in the presidential election in March by offering iPhones and iPads for the best polling station selfies. The unusual move is part of a plan by the administration to create a “holiday-like atmosphere” on voting day, Russia’s RBC media outlet reported, citing a leaked Kremlin document. Famous sportspeople, comedians, actors and bloggers will help promote the “Photo at the Polls” competition.
The brutal killing of a human rights lawyer in Kiev has sparked widespread anger and protests amid allegations of entrenched corruption within the Ukrainian justice system. Iryna Nozdrovska’s body was discovered in a river by a passerby in a northern Kiev suburb on 1 January. The 38-year-old lawyer, who had been reported missing on 29 December, had suffered multiple stab wounds, according to reports.
Supporters and journalists waiting for film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov to appear in court in Moscow. He is charged with embezzlement in a case critics say is Kremlin revenge for his outspoken views. https://t.co/ySX6NW4PQF
Some Russians are predicting a grisly end for a comedian who published a parody of Ramzan Kadyrov...(sketch revolves around Kadyrov, Grandfather Frost, and a protection racket) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL5_MY2vHpk
Just spoken to a teacher at this school in central Russia - he told me a first year teacher gets around 13,000 roubles ($229) a month , including under-the-table payments. "We are pretty much slaves..." he said. http://www.newsru.com/russia/12jan2018/kurgan.html
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