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Thursday, February 11th, 2021


Russia issues international arrest warrant for Navalny ally: Ifax

By Reuters Staff FILE PHOTO: “Cinema for Peace” founder Jaka Bizilj (not pictured) and Leonid Volkov, chief of staff of Navalny’s team, hold a news conference after Bizilj’s foundation arranged for an ambulance aircraft to head to Omsk to pick up Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in Berlin, Germany August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for one of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s allies, Leonid Volkov, who is currently based outside Russia, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday. Volkov has urgedRead More

Putin wants Navalny ally arrested abroad; Lithuania refuses

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV  This file photo provided by Leonid Volkov’s Twitter account on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, shows him with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, right, in Germany. Navalny flew back to Russia on Jan. 17 after recovering in Germany from a poisoning with a nerve agent that he blames on Russian authorities. A Moscow court on Wednesday, Feb. 10, ordered the arrest of Volkov, a Navalny ally who lives in Lithuania, but the government in Vilnius has rejected the demand. (Leonid Volkov via AP, File) MOSCOW (AP) — ARead More

Russia protests: police pelted with snowballs in Moscow – video

  Tens of thousands of Alexei Navalny supporters have protested across Russia in one of the largest demonstrations against Vladimir Putin’s rule of the past decade. Footage shows protesters hurling snowballs at a group of police in Moscow. More than 1,870 people were arrested by riot police on Saturday at dozens of unsanctioned rallies throughout Russia Tens of thousands protest in Russia calling for Navalny’s release 

Director Kirill Serebrennikov fired from Gogol Center

Director writes that theatre is ‘more enduring than bureaucrats’ as Kremlin continues crackdown on dissent Serebrennikov was last year found guilty of fraud after prosecutors accused him and others of siphoning off funds intended for cultural projects. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images Theo Merz in Moscow Wed 10 Feb 2021  The celebrated Russian stage and screen director Kirill Serebrennikov, convicted last year in an embezzlement case seen as retribution for his politically charged work, has been forced out of the Moscow theatre he led for eight years.   Serebrennikov transformed Moscow’sRead More

GUARDIAN: Alexei Navalny’s wife arrives in Germany on flight from Russia

Associates say departure of Yulia Navalnaya, wife of jailed opposition leader, is temporary Yulia Navalnaya boarded a Lufthansa flight that left the Russian capital at 4.15pm local time on Wednesday afternoon.Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images Luke Harding Wed 10 Feb 2021  The wife of the jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has arrived in Germany on a flight from Moscow. Yulia Navalnaya touched down at Frankfurt am Main airport on Wednesday evening on a Lufthansa flight, German magazine Spiegel reported in its online edition. The reasons for her departure are unknown.Read More

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