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Crimean journalist placed on Russian ’List of Terrorists & Extremists’ for an article


11.07.16 | Halya Coynash Disturbing details have emerged of the KGB-level surveillance used against Mykola Semena, the Crimean journalist charged with ‘public calls to violate Russia’s territorial integrity’ over a text supporting the Civic Blockade of Crimea.  Semena has also been added to the Federal ‘List of Terrorists and Extremists’.  He is currently No. 4603… Continue reading Crimean journalist placed on Russian ’List of Terrorists & Extremists’ for an article

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Bridge Linking Crimea to Russia Pushed Back Another Year


Construction on a state-funded railway bridge linking the Crimean peninsula with the Russian mainland has been delayed a year until December 2019, the Meduza news website reported Thursday. According to the original plans, the section of the bridge for road traffic would be opened in December 2018, at which point work would begin on the… Continue reading Bridge Linking Crimea to Russia Pushed Back Another Year

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Special Report: Crimea Tatars endure second tragedy under Russian rule


David Blair, chief foreign correspondent, Kkiev 7 JULY 2016 • 1:44PM The knock on the door came at 7.30am and the brutal interrogation lasted for almost eight hours. After being taken from his home in Crimea to a police station, Weldar Shukurdiyev was threatened and assaulted.“Two men were beating me,” he remembered. “There were constant threats: they… Continue reading Special Report: Crimea Tatars endure second tragedy under Russian rule

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Jailed in Russia for Vkontakte post that Crimea is part of Ukraine


On May 5, 2016, Zavolzhskiy district court in the Russian city of Tver sentenced a local citizen Andrey Bubeyev for reposting in Vkontakte social network an article claiming “Crimea is Ukraine” to two years three months in a penal colony. Persecution was launched after the man reposted an article titled Crimea is Ukraine” originally posted… Continue reading Jailed in Russia for Vkontakte post that Crimea is part of Ukraine

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How Putin Stirs Up Conflict Using Bikers, Militias, and State-Controlled TV


BY REID STANDISH APRIL 13, 2016 It couldn’t have unfolded any better for the Kremlin. In late February 2014, the Russian Community of Crimea, a pseudo-NGO largely funded by Moscow, appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranking officials to prevent a potential “genocide of the Russian people.” Shortly after, reports of looming ethnic… Continue reading How Putin Stirs Up Conflict Using Bikers, Militias, and State-Controlled TV

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Crimean history. What you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask


2016/04/11 • ANALYSIS & OPINION, CRIMEA Article by: Olena Makarenko Imagine if a few centuries ago Russia had as much money and resources for propaganda as it does now. How would have the historical books looked like? In fact, similar propaganda really did take place at that time. Russia had been rewriting history books centuries… Continue reading Crimean history. What you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask

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Delegates gather at the United Nations for meeting on Russian-annexed Crimea


18.03.2016 | 15:08 Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea remains on the agenda at the UN with a meeting being held at Security Council headquarters in the Arria format, according to Ukraine Today. Human rights activists and Freedom House president Mark Lagon are in attendance as is Crimean Tatar leader and member of the Ukrainian… Continue reading Delegates gather at the United Nations for meeting on Russian-annexed Crimea