Andrei Grishin | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Stories by the author
24 Sep 18
New law aims to increase state oversight on some religious minorities.
1 Aug 18
Ever-tighter links appear to be alarming some ordinary citizens.
24 May 18
The authorities appear to be weighing their response as to how best reign in dissent.
4 Dec 15
Attempts to block or amend contentious bill come to nothing.
22 Nov 14
Ambition to host Winter Olympics could deter government from copying Moscow’s homophobic law.
3 May 13
Concerns that hate speech laws are being used to silence anti-corruption campaigner and other government critics.
28 Aug 12
Prosecutors accuse three defendants of plotting against state, though little solid evidence has been presented.
7 Oct 11
People set themselves on fire in extreme and very public form of protest.
28 Aug 11
Recent trials of labour activists unlikely to deter further protests but certain to increase resentment.
11 Mar 11
Image-conscious government avoids labelling critics as mentally unstable, but police in provinces still use forcible committal as threat.