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Ed Lucas of the Economist was an early voice on that savior complex; his book “The New Cold War,” published in , reads now as a prescient polemic about where Russia was headed. This report examines a resurgent Russia’s military power to foster a deeper understanding of its core capabilities, goals, and aspirations in the 21st Century. Vincent R. Stewart. A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts to take this striking view of Sarychev Peak volcano (Russia's Kuril Islands, northeast .
Abuses in the North Caucasus continue. Two groups were forced to close as a result; at least three chose to wind up operations to avoid further repressive legal actions. Many organizations also faced sanctions for alleged violations of fire safety, tax and labor regulations, and sanitary norms.
Also in June, parliament passed a law banning adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples and by unmarried individuals from countries where marriage for same-sex couples is legal. It was withdrawn later for revision. Homophobic rhetoric, including by officials, and rising homophobic violence accompanied debate about these laws.
Three homophobic murders were reported in various regions of Russia in May Vigilante groups, consisting of radical nationalists, and Neo-Nazis, lure men or boys to meetings, accuse them of being gay, humiliate and beat them, and post videos of the proceedings on social media.
For example, in September a video showed the rape of an Uzbek migrant in Russia who was threatened with a gun and forced to say he was gay. A few investigations were launched, but have not yet resulted in effective prosecution. At time of writing, parliament was debating a bill to ban criticism challenging the fairness of Nuremberg Trial judgments or actions of anti-Hitler coalitions, with a maximum three-year prison sentence.
Doing so in the media or while holding a public office carries a harsher criminal penalty of up to five years in prison. At time of writing, two people were sentenced to two-and-a-half and four-and-a-half years respectively in prison, and one was sentenced to indefinite compulsory psychiatric treatment.
A further 24 were charged, of whom 14 were held in pretrial detention, some ten of them for more than a year. Twelve of the twenty-four were on trial.
In July, a court sentenced anti-corruption blogger and opposition leader Alexei Navalny to five years in prison on politically tainted embezzlement charges and released him pending appeal. On October 16, an appeals court suspended the sentence. In September one of them, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, went on a hunger strike protesting alleged inhuman work conditions, sleep deprivation, and threats by prison staff.
She renewed her hunger strike in October to emphasize the threats against her. Russian authorities held Tolokonnikova incommunicado for over 26 days during her transfer to a prison facility in Kransoyarsk.
In October, an appeals court upheld this decision. In September, Russian authorites arrested 30 activists with the environmental organization Greenpeace for staging a protest in the Pechora Sea.
Investigative authorities charged them with piracy, then reclassified the charge to hooliganism. At time of writing, 29 of the 30 had been granted bail and released.
In November, Mikhail Savva, an NGO leader on trial in Krasnador for allegedly mismanaging a government grant, stated in court that authorities were planning to press treason charges against him in an effort to intimidate him. Savva said the authorities referenced the fact that he had received foreign grants for years and met with US embassy officials, among other things.
According to Caucasian Knot, an independent online media portal, in thefirst nine months ofpeople were killed in the North Caucasus region, including 68 civilians, and people were wounded, including civilians.Nov 30, · The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts to take this striking view of Sarychev Peak volcano (Russia's Kuril Islands, northeast .