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...
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...
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...
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...
It's been more than a month since Ivan Golunov was framed, charged, and released. What's happened to his story since?

It's been more than a month since Ivan Golunov was framed, charged, and released....

On July 1, thirty leading Russian and international news outlets simultaneously published the report Ivan Golunov was working on just before his arrest. Journalists from seven Russian media sources had already begun working...
This man was killed in the Stalinist purges and never rehabilitated. His grandson is the first person ever to get access to his case files anyway.

This man was killed in the Stalinist purges and never rehabilitated. His grandson is...

On July 5, Russia’s Supreme Court ruled that the Moscow region’s police department must grant Georgy Shakhet, a Russian actor, access to archival files concerning the criminal case against his grandfather, Pavel Zabotin....
An escape of the banking supervision official sheds light on shady financial practices — The Bell — Eng

An escape of the banking supervision official sheds light on shady financial practices —...

Hello! This week our main story is The Bell scoop on the link between a senior government official, FSB and billions stolen from the Russian financial system. We also explain why  “Russia’s Amazon”...
This exposé of Moscow’s funeral business is a snapshot of modern Russia — The Bell — Eng

This exposé of Moscow’s funeral business is a snapshot of modern Russia — The...

Hello! This week our main story is a summary of Ivan Golunov’s powerful investigation into Moscow’s funeral business that takes in everything from venal intelligence officers to Lamborghinis, nightclubs and a cemetery shoot-out....
A car dealership tycoon is the sixth leading Russian businessman to face criminal charges this year — The Bell — Eng

A car dealership tycoon is the sixth leading Russian businessman to face criminal charges...

Hello! This week we take a long look at a major criminal investigation into Russian businessman Sergei Petrov, owner of Rolf Group, who has been accused of illegal currency transfers. We also dissect...
‘It was their lives or his’. Leading women's rights attorney Mari Davtyan explains the domestic violence case that's bringing Russians out into the streets

‘It was their lives or his’. Leading women's rights attorney Mari Davtyan explains the...

In mid-June, Russia’s Investigative Committee released its final draft of the charges against Krestina, Angelina, and Maria Khachaturyan. In a case that has lasted about a year so far, the sisters are facing...

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