Rule of Law
Thursday 24 October 2019
19 October 2019
Policing the Russian Internet: 'Everyone Will Take The Chinese Model'
The Ukraine crisis coincided with a Russian crackdown on independent online media. New laws since then have brought new restrictions, and the Internet adviser to President Vladimir Putin tells Current Time that China is the model for further online regulation. This story is part of a documentary series, InterNYET, by Current Time that explores the history of the Russian web.
16 October 2019
Russian Prison Boss Suspended After Video Of Abuse Emerges
The head of a prison in the Russian region of Karelia denied charges that staff had abused inmates -- until a video surfaced this month showing a brutal beating. Several prisoners say one of the attackers seen in the footage is the prison chief himself.
14 October 2019
Russia Investigates Prison Warden For Violence Against Inmates
09 October 2019
Russia Designates Anti-Corruption Foundation A 'Foreign Agent'
03 October 2019
“We’re Not Scared Of Anything:” Russia’s Protesters Vow To Fight On
Following an eventful summer, full of election protests and arrests, thousands of Russians took to the streets in Moscow again on September 29; this time, to call for the release of 13 men arrested as part of the so-called Moscow Case, an investigation into alleged “mass disorder” during an unauthorized July 27 rally for equitable candidate registration. With Russia's local elections now over, how much staying power do demonstrations for political transparency still have?
01 October 2019
Interview: Ex-Protest Prisoner Pavel Ustinov Has No Plans To Stay At Home
His case has become arguably one of the best known among the dozens of prisoners arrested on criminal charges during Moscow’s chaotic summer of election protests. Now freed from prison, Pavel Ustinov, a 23-year-old Russian actor, told Current Time that he intends to take to the streets to rally for the freedom of other protest prisoners.
27 September 2019
Zelenskiy And Trump: The View From Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's long-awaited September 26 meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump has provided much cause for comment by Ukrainian social media users, ex-Ukrainian presidents, and officials -- and not always for the reasons you might assume.
26 September 2019
Zelenskiy And Trump Claim 'No Pressure,' Amidst Plenty Of Politics
20 September 2019
Jailed Actor Ustinov Granted Bail By Moscow Court As He Appeals Conviction
Pavel Ustinov has been released from detention hours after a Moscow judge took the rare move of accepting a request by prosecutors to allow the actor his freedom while appealing a conviction for violence against police during a protest rally last month he insists he did not participate in.