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Facebook Shuts Down Pages, Accounts With Russia Links

Facebook Shuts Down Pages, Accounts With Russia Links

The company said it had separately removed 107 Facebook pages, group and accounts and 41 Instagram accounts that originated in Russia and operated in Ukraine.

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Putin’s Annual Press Conference, Live From Moscow
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State Duma Approves Putin’s Proposal to Soften ‘Extremism’ Law

State Duma Approves Putin’s Proposal to Soften ‘Extremism’ Law

It will preserve accountability for online extremism

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“Universal Judgment”: a show on Michelangelo and Sistine Chapel

“Universal Judgment”: a show on Michelangelo and Sistine Chapel

The nine-million-euro production will open at the Auditorium Conciliazione with two shows per day for at least a year.

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Ukraine’s President Names Leader of New Church in Historic Split From Russia

Ukraine’s President Names Leader of New Church in Historic Split From Russia

Ukraine chose the head of a new national Orthodox church, marking an historic split from Russia.

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Russia Moves to Raise Legal Drinking Age to 21

Russia Moves to Raise Legal Drinking Age to 21

Russia’s Health Ministry is drafting legislation to raise the legal drinking age of strong alcohol from 18 to 21.

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Levada: “Majority of Russians Hold Putin Responsible for Rising Costs of Living”
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Kazakhstan opens literature and art centre in Madrid

Kazakhstan opens literature and art centre in Madrid

Think tank presents recommendations for new EU strategy for Central Asia

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Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian Champion of Human Rights, Dies at 91
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Russia Agrees to Compensate Jailed Pussy Riot Members

Russia Agrees to Compensate Jailed Pussy Riot Members

The announcement came one day after the ECHR had denied Russia’s appeal against the July ruling on Tuesday, giving it three months to pay the damages.

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