Jehovah’s Witnesses banned in Russia as extremist organization

The Supreme Court of Russia proclaimed Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist organization and prohibited their activity in the country. Whether this leads to the disappearance of signature old ladies who approach people to talk about the Bible in Russia and have spawned numerous anecdotes throughout the 90s and the 2000s, remains to be seen. This comes [...]

By | 2017-05-18T04:32:06+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Russian blogger jailed for 2.5 years for defending ISIS

A radical nationalist blogger from the city of Tyumen, known for his long, passionate and extremely controversial rants about Russian foreign and internal politics, was sentenced to 2.5 years of penal colony for a Livejournal post entitled “Whom are Putin’s hawks really bombing?” Alexei Kungurov states that the Russian forces aren’t fighting ISIS, and neither [...]

By | 2017-05-19T16:39:08+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments