October 18, 2012

Vladimir Putin's New 'Fortress Russia'

Ariel Cohen, New York Times

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AS members of the Russian punk-rock band Pussy Riot appeal their two-year prison sentence for a political protest in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, a pale of repression is settling over their country. This crackdown is wrapped in legislative garb, but the iron grip of authoritarianism is unmistakable.

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TAGGED: freedom of speech, Russia, Human Rights, Vladimir Putin

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