Russia's Federal Security Service said on March 30 that it had opened an espionage case against the 31-year-old for collecting what it said were state secrets about the military industrial complex.
Slain blogger, Vladlen Tatarsky, whose real name was Maxim Fomin, was born in Ukraine's Donbass and was previously sentenced to prison for robbing a bank before fleeing to Russia and joining an anti-Kiev separatist movement.
Tsikhanouskaya, who fled the country after the 2020 contested presidential vote, calls her conviction as an act of vengeance by authorities and vows to continue to “fight for freedom”.
Ukraine is a small country compared to Russia - but it punched above its weight when it came to political influence within the Soviet Union.
Some members of Bulgaria’s Turkish minority hope to draw global attention to human rights violations committed by the country’s authoritarian rulers against Turks in the 1980s.
Kiev marks 35th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident while releasing a cache of archive documents suggesting that Soviet authorities hushed up at least three accidents at the plant in 1982 and 1984.
Moscow's embassy in Italy hopes the detention of a Russian diplomat in Italy will not affect bilateral relations as Italy summons Russia's envoy following the arrest of an Italian navy captain on allegations of spying for Moscow.
Dissent has been systematically squashed out leaving a trail of dead opposition figures, critics and journalists for decades.
Belarus arrested the men last month, saying they had sought to destabilise the country prior to Sunday's presidential election.
More than 200 people showed up outside the headquarters of the FSB security services carrying placards and moving in single file as required by authorities for unauthorised demonstrations.
The warnings of planted bombs, all of them false, have been sent to numerous Russian cities, but particularly targeted the capital, where around 16 million live and work, with up to 1,000 threats per day.
The Russian president’s enormous influence over the country’s destiny has forced comparisons between Putin and the former Tsars.
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