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LGBT Rights: Ukraine inches forward, Russia stays in the dark

Nov 17 2015

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) has passed a law banning discrimination in the workplace related to sexual orientation. It was the last and most controversial law to pass the Verkhovna Rada for the European Union to formally consider allowing visa-free travel from the EU to Ukraine. More

Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom was established in Germany

Nov 13 2015

On Monday, November 9, the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom was established in Germany. It was founded by Zhanna Nemtsova, the oldest daughter of the slain member of the opposition Boris Nemtsov. More

Russian artist sets the Security Service’s entrance on fire

Nov 09 2015

Yesterday night, a Russian activist Peter Pavlensky set fire to the entrance to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters in Lubyanka, Moscow.


Russian Oligarchs in Oxford

Nov 05 2015

The University of Oxford, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, is under fire for accepting a donation of £75 million ($115 million) from Len Blavatnik to build new facilities for the Blavatnik School of Government. More

Russia’s Unity Day: the transformation of majority

Nov 04 2015

Ten years ago, President Vladimir Putin cancelled the state celebration of the Day of October Revolution on November 7 (also known as The Day of Great October Socialist Revolution during the Soviet period). More