Moscow-based journalist and author of I'm Going to Ruin Their Lives: Inside Putin's War on Russia's Opposition amazon.co.uk/Going-Ruin-The

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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 
Russia's Communists have been comparing their ideology to Christianity and Lenin to Christ for years. My article from2015.  http://www.newsweek.com/russian-communists-are-turning-christ-333410 
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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