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Big Brother during COVID-19 — The Bell — Eng

Big Brother during COVID-19 — The Bell — Eng

Hello! This week our top story is a look at the mass surveillance technology Russia is readying to roll-out as a part of...
No work through April and regional responsibility: Putin’s latest COVID-19 address at a glance

No work through April and regional responsibility: Putin’s latest COVID-19 address at a glance

This week of non-working days and self-isolation rules has allowed us to buy time to fight the coronavirus epidemic as effectively as possible....
Mirziyoev Steps Up As COVID-19 Crisis Increases Contact Among Central Asian Leaders

Mirziyoev Steps Up As COVID-19 Crisis Increases Contact Among Central Asian Leaders

Central Asian leaders vowed at a historic meeting two years ago in the Kazakh capital, then called Astana, to boost their level of...
Russian Clerks, Couriers Remain On The Job As COVID-19 Crisis Unfurls

Russian Clerks, Couriers Remain On The Job As COVID-19 Crisis Unfurls

MOSCOW – Authorities in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar – like their counterparts across the country – have urged nonessential workers to...
Putin's Pretext? COVID-19 Crisis Tapped To Tax Rich Russians' Offshore Wealth

Putin’s Pretext? COVID-19 Crisis Tapped To Tax Rich Russians’ Offshore Wealth

With COVID-19 cases rising in Russia, President Vladimir Putin addressed went on TV to announce measures he said were aimed at lending young...
Watchdogs Warn Human Rights Could Be Collateral Damage In Fight Against COVID-19

Watchdogs Warn Human Rights Could Be Collateral Damage In Fight Against COVID-19

As countries around the world take extraordinary steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic, global watchdogs are concerned that human rights and civil liberties...
As Russia Faces Growing COVID-19 Crisis, Independent Activists Gear Up To Help

As Russia Faces Growing COVID-19 Crisis, Independent Activists Gear Up To Help

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Aleksandra Krylenkova is a human rights activist with a long track record. In recent months, she has been campaigning...
CPJ Calls On Russia To Stop Censoring News Outlets Reporting On COVID-19

CPJ Calls On Russia To Stop Censoring News Outlets Reporting On COVID-19

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged the Russian authorities “to stop censoring news outlets” that report on the coronavirus outbreak in...
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Russia ends war games as precaution against COVID-19 * EPeak World News

The Russian army ended war exercises on its western border, it announced on Monday, as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 virus.The war...
Accused Of Downplaying COVID-19 Figures, Kremlin Clamps Down On 'Fake News'

Accused Of Downplaying COVID-19 Figures, Kremlin Clamps Down On ‘Fake News’

MOSCOW -- On March 16, the day Russia recorded a spike in coronavirus cases and officials began urging the population not to panic,...
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