| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The irony is cruel for Lara Litvinov.
Nearly half a century ago, she and her brother, Dima Litvinov — children in a family with a long history of civil disobedience — were living in exile with their parents in Siberia. When the family...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:45 AM
MOSCOW — The Russian Foreign Ministry acknowledged Tuesday that it had barred a prominent American journalist from the country for five years after expelling him over a visa violation, an action that the ousted reporter and some Kremlin critics said...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The Norwalk native who is skipper of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and most of the people aboard the ship when it was seized by Russia more than two months ago have been released on bail.
Peter Willcox, captain of the Arctic Sunrise, and the others...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:55 PM
A Norwalk native being held in a Russian jail since he participated in a Greenpeace protest two months ago has been granted bail.
Greenpeace International said in a statement Wednesday that it had posted bail for 15 of the 30 people arrested,...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
MOSCOW – Russia’s parliament on Wednesday approved an amnesty law that could allow two jailed members of the punk music group Pussy Riot to go free and pardon 30 people facing charges over a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:49 PM
MOSCOW — It has been a good week for Russian President Vladimir Putin — at the end of a pretty good year.
Russia's parliament approved an amnesty law Wednesday that is likely to result in freedom for two jailed members of the punk music...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Pardon me, but no one told me that Thursday was Pardoning Day.
Turns out that President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin do have at least one thing in common (besides all those nuclear warheads, I mean): They both have something of a soft spot...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:37 PM
MOSCOW — He was once Russia's richest man and, by some measures, President Vladimir Putin's most potent foe.
By Thursday, when Putin said he was likely to grant clemency to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, that was all long in the past. Both Khodorkovsky's...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:16 AM
MOSCOW -- Tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been released from prison following President Vladimir Putin's pardon, his spokeswoman told the Associated Press Friday.
Olga Pispanen said that the prison chief has confirmed that Khodorkovsky has been released...
| Dec 22, 2013
The course of freedom and democracy in the world is an evolutionary process, though sometimes it proceeds in the wrong direction. Wines have good years and bad years. If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds.
Mohammed Morsi began the year as...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Dos integrantes de la banda rusa de música punk Pussy Riot que se encontraban detenidas salieron el lunes en libertad, bajo una amnistía que permitió poner fin a una condena de dos años por una protesta realizada en la catedral de Moscú contra el...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:57 AM
MOSCOW -- Investigators began closing criminal cases against 28 Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists Tuesday as part of an amnesty viewed by many as an effort by President Vladimir Putin to polish Russia’s image before hosting the...