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Topic - Lyudmila Alexeyeva
Police have arrested several in a Moscow rally aimed at pressuring lawmakers to vote against a bill that bans perceived promotion of homosexuality among minors.
World-renowned Russian opera diva Galina Vishnevskaya, who with her husband defied the Soviet regime to give shelter to writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn and suffered exile from her homeland, has died at 86.
Leading Russian activists pledged on Monday to boycott a new law that they warn will help the Kremlin stifle critics with a draconian mixture of repression, fines and inspections of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
Jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced to six more years in prison Thursday following a trial seen as payback for his defiance of Vladimir Putin and as a test of the rule of law in Russia.
human rights campaigner Lyudmila Alexeyeva explained that bill as a "curb [on] the rights of sexual minorities," rather than a protection for children.