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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian authorities tighten hold on opposition with ‘bloggers’ law’

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... and activists said the new rules would encourage online self-censorship and create new risks for those who advocating contrarian viewpoints. The regulations are known as the "blogger law ... the rules are confusing, poorly written and hard to enforce. But the end effect is to put most of Russia's prominent online personalities in violation of the law at all times, risking fines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564370/russian-authorities-tighten-hold-opposition-bloggers-law
  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia passes law to force websites to store data on servers inside the country

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russia clamps down in data storage Russia's parliament has passed a law to force internet sites that store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so inside the country, a move the Kremlin says is for data protection but which critics see an attack on social networks. The law, passed on Friday, will mean that from 2016, all internet companies will have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547384/russia-passes-law-force-websites-store-data-servers-inside-country
  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia extends scrutiny of McDonald’s after closing four branches in Moscow

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 07:24pm

    ... of operations at four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow over what it said were “numerous” sanitary law breaches. The shuttered restaurants include one on Moscow’s Pushkin Square, which McDonald’s says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578589/russia-extends-scrutiny-mcdonalds-restaurants
  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Yukos shareholders awarded US$51 billion from Russia by Hague arbitration court

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... Russia will pay that award, which I very much doubt," said Jan Kleinheisterkamp, an Associate Professor of Law at the London School of Economics. "This means that ultimately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561352/yukos-shareholders-awarded-us51-billion-russia-hague-arbitration-court
  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    US journalist David Satter barred for breaking the law, says Moscow

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 02:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Barred journalist ‘broke law’, Moscow says Russia said yesterday it had expelled a veteran US reporter and scholar, David Satter, because he "grossly violated" the law in a move threatening to further chill Washington-Moscow ties. The former Financial Times and Wall Street Journal correspondent, who has published three books ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1405332/us-journalist-david-satter-barred-breaking-law-says-moscow
  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Tchaikovsky's sexuality downplayed in biopic under anti-gay laws

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Moscow 'Gay-propaganda' laws force filmmakers to revise their scripts under self-censorship Tchaikovsky's sexuality downplayed in biopic Russia's ... sexuality amid the homophobic political atmosphere in Russia, which passed a law in June banning the "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations" among minors. Sexual preferences... ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1299538/tchaikovskys-sexuality-downplayed-biopic-under-anti-gay-laws
  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Activists confront Russia's UN envoy over anti-gay laws

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Petition ahead of Winter Olympics urges world, and Russian, leaders to help end discrimination Activists confront envoy to UN over anti-gay laws Gay rights activists have confronted Russia's UN ambassador and tried to hand over a petition with more than 340,000 signatures urging world leaders to help eliminate anti-gay laws in Russia ahead of next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1295608/activists-confront-russias-un-envoy-over-anti-gay-laws
  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia on cusp of forcing its people to declare holding of foreign citizenship

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... hours of community service on Russians who have citizenship in another country and fail to tell authorities. Critics said the law would place people with two passports under suspicion ... reading and a vote in the upper house. The law includes an exemption for Russians with dual citizenship who live abroad and for residents of Crimea, where Russia is now issuing passports. Svetlana ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517332/russia-cusp-forcing-its-people-declare-holding-foreign-citizenship
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Lower Russian house of parliament passes ban on swearing in public performances

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:10pm by GDN

    ... in special packaging with a warning sticker. The lower house of parliament has passed a law banning foul language in public performances including film showings, plays and concerts. Audio, video ... Putin must sign the law before it comes into effect, the president signed a similar law last year banning foul language in the media. Just as that law was criticised for lacking a clear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1499343/lower-russian-house-parliament-passes-ban-swearing-public-performances
  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin signs law banning smoking in public places

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 05:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government’s bid to improve public health in the nicotine-addicted country, the Kremlin said on Monday. The law makes smoking illegal in restaurants, cafes, hotels, trains and a host of other places and will take effect in two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1158320/putin-signs-law-banning-smoking-public-places

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