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Four Orthodox Christian crosses have been chopped down in different parts of Russia. The incidents come after the Femen movement attacked a cross in Kiev to protest the sentence of the punk band Pussy Riot, who received two years in prison. Three crosses have been taken down in the Urals’ Chelyabinsk Region, and one in the Archangelsk Region, northern Russia. By...
Unidentified hackers broke into the official website of a Moscow court which sentenced three Pussy Riot band members to two years in jail. For some time its front page was defaced with obscenities and video clip of a Bulgarian transvestite singer. On Tuesday morning, the website of the Khamovnichesky District Court was unavailable for a period, with the only inscription...
Their names are thundering across the globe. Their supporters view them as patron saints of the Russian opposition. Their opponents see them as Satan's spawn. But with the end close, I can't help but wonder: was the show really worth the hype? There we were, hot, sweaty, irritated after many hours of pushing and shoving in the courthouse's cramped staircase –...