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05/19/2018 10:15Police bring charges to your work place, bed bugs instead of torture and a hunger strike    ( Open Democracy )
The latest in freedom of assembly news from Russia, via OVD-Info. ... Nine men in Penza and St Petersburg have been charged with taking part in a ...
05/06/2018 18:15Police detain over thousand protesters at anti-Putin rallies across Russia    (The Tribune)
Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny released - The Tribune
05/06/2018 02:20Police Detain Navalny, Hundreds Of Protesters At Anti-Putin Rally    (The Koz Times)
Putin – skis – Magadan! All the details of the nationwide protests - The Koz Times
04/24/2018 02:20Investigative Committee reluctant to file a case on Viktor Filinkov's complaint about torture by FSB    ( )
The Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) refused to open a criminal case on the application of anti-fascist Viktor Filinkov about torture by FSB officers during his detention in the "Penza case," Kommersant reports. Filinkov was arrested on suspicion of participating in terrorist organization Set' ...
04/12/2018 18:20US Sanctions Prominent Russian Individuals and Companies    ( Lexology )
KOLOKOLTSEV, Vladimir Alexandrovich, Russia; DOB 11 May 1961; POB Nizhny Lomov, Penza Region, Russia; Gender Male; Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, General of the Police of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13661]. KOSACHEV, Konstantin, Russia; DOB ...
04/12/2018 02:15Cyclist in Russia who hit pothole gets fined for damaging it    ( )
A cyclist in Russia who was left bruised after he hit a pothole was fined by police … for damaging it. The unfortunate rider was thrown from his bike as he cycled home from work last November in Penza, around 400 miles southeast of Moscow, reports (link is external). The pothole was covered in ...
04/10/2018 02:20In Russia died the star of the popular TV series    ( The Siver Times )
The night of Easter, in Russia, died a famous actress Anzhelika Volchkova. Actress of the theater “School of modern drama” was only 47 years old. It is known that Angelica Volchkova was seriously ill, and that was the cause of her death. The actress will be buried in his native city of Penza, where ...
04/07/2018 10:15In Moscow region, campaigners against a landfill site are being arrested    ( Open Democracy )
A version of this text originally appeared on OVD-Info, an NGO that monitors politically-motivated detentions and freedom of assembly in Russia. ... that this interrogation was one of the first investigative measures in the high profile investigation into the alleged terrorist group in Penza and St Petersburg.
04/07/2018 10:15Russia's Antifa Is Being Tortured and Detained by Putin's Shadowy Security Service, Sources Say    ( Newsweek )
Facebook. In October and November last year, five individuals were arrested in the small city of Penza in southwest Russia. One of the men is under house arrest and the remainder are still in jail. Four more were arrested in St. Petersburg a few months later. Of that group, only Kapustin has been set free.
04/06/2018 02:30What Russia Did With Its Soviet Chemical Weapons, and Where Else They Ended Up    ( Sputnik International )
Russia stored its chemical weapons stocks at seven well-guarded arsenals in the Udmurtia, Kurgan, Bryansk, Saratov, Penza and Kirov regions. The majority of its stocks destroyed directly in their warehouses; additional facilities were created at four of these locations to help with the disposal.
03/16/2018 09:25Putin's Supporters and Communists Plan Mass Street Rallies Following Election    ( The Moscow Times )
... of Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine with street rallies on Election Day. The Communist Party has filed applications to hold post-election rallies in Moscow and Perm on March 19-21, according to Kommersant. Other cities, including Vladivostok and Penza, are eyeing dates ...
02/28/2018 16:10“The main thing at that moment, in that situation, was to come out alive”    ( Open Democracy )
As it later became known, the Penza branch of the FSB opened an investigation into a “terrorist organisation” (Section Two of Article 205.4 of Russia's Criminal Code) in October 2017 – and are charging six people in this case, some of whom have been tortured. The news of the “Penza-Petersburg” case ...
02/23/2018 16:50St. Petersburg: detainee who told about policemen's beatings dies in police department    ( )
A resident of St. Petersburg, who told on air about the fact that policemen beat him during detention, was found dead in the temporary detention cell of the 23rd Police Department of the Nevsky District. This is reported by Fontanka. According to the information of the publication, 34-year-old Rustam ...
02/23/2018 16:50Corruption traditions adherers in Penza police    ( )
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is ...
02/19/2018 01:00Head of ICR Penza Investigations Directorate plans to retire    ( )
Let us remind you that the Russian President dismissed Head of the MIA Directorate in Penza head Yury Ruzlyaev on February 9. FSB and MIA Internal Affairs Department arrested domestic service colonel Nariman Altynbaev, his deputy, on the same day. He is accused of aggravated abuse of official ...
02/17/2018 00:50"At the first shock I couldn't help but groan and shake"    ( Open Democracy )
This article is part of our partnership with OVD-Info, an NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. As Russia's presidential election ... Dmitry Pchelintsev, a survival instructor and defendant in the Penza terrorism case, has withdrawn his allegations of torture. There is reason to believe he ...
02/11/2018 00:50Head of MIA Directorate in Penza arrested due to delay in Penza Directorate construction    ( )
Penza prosecutors and FSB Directorate charged him with violation of Article 285, part 3 (Exceeding Official Powers) of the Russian Criminal Code. The investigation is being supervised by the Russian MIA Main Internal Affairs Department. No official source mentioned Nariman Altynbaev's name.
02/09/2018 00:40Video: is this the most dangerous hill in Russia?    ( Top Gear )
... to people seemingly driving through the gates of Hell, policemen clinging on car bonnets mid getaway, and even cars getting struck by lightning. But the clip above is literally a perfect storm of events. It took place in the city of Penza, western Russia, where a steep, snowy hill and gravity joined forces to ...
02/03/2018 01:00Torture, Penza, Petersburg    ( Open Democracy )
This article is part of our partnership with OVD-Info, an NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. We would like to stress how important it is to sign an agreement on legal representation with a good lawyer, designate an authorized representative who in case of your arrest will know what ...
01/30/2018 16:45Anti-fascists arrested in Penza tells about tortures and falsification of evidences    ( )
The defendants on the case over terrorist community in Penza told about tortures by a stun gun and weapon flaked to them during detention. Details are given by OVD-Info. According to the media, the first of six arrested in the middle of October of last year was Egor Zorin, afterwards Ilya Shakursky and ...


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