Arrest for the ballot box, thrown into a riot policeman

The Meshchansky District Court examined the investigator’s request for the arrest of Yevgeny Kovalenko - one of the detainees for the action on July 27 - and sent him to the...

Patriarch Kirill compared opponents of the construction of temples with the Bolsheviks

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Patriarch Kirill, said that opponents of the construction of churches want to return Russia in the 1920–1930s, when the Bolsheviks demolished the church and...

Published photos of the luxurious tombs of the most authoritative thieves in law

Journalists have compiled a list of the most luxurious graves of Russian crime bosses, publishing a photo of graves. It includes the graves of Ded Khasan (Aslan Usoyan), Rovshan Lankaransky (Rovshan Dzhaniev),...
As Moscow City Duma opposition candidates get sent to jail for protests, will they be able to keep fighting for a place on the ballot?

As Moscow City Duma opposition candidates get sent to jail for protests, will they...

On July 29, a group of district courts in Moscow issued jail sentences to Ilya Yashin, Konstantin Jankauskas, and Alexander Solovyov, all of whom have attempted to register as candidates for the Moscow...
Not so lonely anymore. Here’s what speakers told more than 22,000 Muscovites who gathered on Saturday to demand fair elections in September

Not so lonely anymore. Here’s what speakers told more than 22,000 Muscovites who gathered...

On July 20, activists from the Libertarian Party staged a permitted rally on Sakharov Prospect in Moscow to advocate the registration of rejected independent candidates in the upcoming City Duma elections. According to...
new legislation could pave the way for the state to take control of Yandex — The Bell — Eng

new legislation could pave the way for the state to take control of Yandex...

Hello! This week we explore a proposed new law that could have dramatic consequences for internet giant Yandex, one of Russia’s most successful companies. We also look at a report about Putin’s eldest...
The rise and fall of an FSB-run money laundering empire — The Bell — Eng

The rise and fall of an FSB-run money laundering empire — The Bell —...

As the head of the banking oversight department at Russia’s domestic intelligence agency, Colonel Kyrill Cherkalin wielded immense power: with a click of his fingers, he could cause bankruptcy or give a zombie...
The Russian elite is jostling to solve Putin’s ‘2024 problem’ — The Bell — Eng

The Russian elite is jostling to solve Putin’s ‘2024 problem’ — The Bell —...

Hello! This week we look at how a senior official wants President Vladimir Putin stay in power after his current term ends in 2024. We also explain why protests over the exclusion of...
Hawks propose a Chinese-style plan to isolate Russian internet — The Bell — Eng

Hawks propose a Chinese-style plan to isolate Russian internet

What happened Russian lawmakers have started working on the Kremlin’s long held dream of an isolated internet along the lines of the system used in China. The official reason for this is fear that...

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