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Putin Oppositionists Ilya Yashin (far left), Boris Nemtsov, Vladimir Milov, Vladimir Ryzhkov and Mikhail Kasyanov

Commentary: America's problem isn't Russia — it's Putin

Vladimir Kara-Murza(articles); Putin critic poisoned twice but survived
Leader Of Russian Pro-Democracy Movement Remembers His Friend, John McCain
With a Russian dissident as pallbearer, McCain takes a tacit swipe at Putin (John McCain saw through Vladimir Putin better than anyone)

Brian Whitmore: the Power Vertical
Atlantic Council/Brian Whitmore

From left to right: Estemirova, Nemtsov, Litvinenko


Под портретами убийц и мародёров - Indict KGB - blacklist Putin

Pussy Riot)

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.jpg
By Yahoo from Sunnyvale, California, USA - Yahoo News/ABCNews Pre-White House Correspondents' Dinner Reception Pre-Party, CC BY 2.0, Link

Opposition battles repression in Russia

Ilya Yashin Putin Oppositionist Ilya Yashin - Yashin’s Blog (in Russian)

Felshtinsky's Journal (Russian and some English - old articles) Felshtinsky’s Facebook (Russian)

Yuri Felshtinsky

The late Boris Nemtsov assassinated 27th February 2015
(Boris Nemtsov (in Russian)
The Unaccountable Death of Boris Nemtsov

Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO
Yabloko (in Russian)

Paul A. Goble American analyst, writer and columnist with expertise on Russia (Google) Window on Eurasia (blog)

"Alexey Pichugin was the first victim of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s drawn-out campaign to expropriate Yukos Oil Company and to destroy the company’s leaders, whom he considered political":
Home - Alexey Pichugin - The longest serving political prisoner in Russia

Open Russia - Khodorkovsky
Two staunch Putin critics before Putin came to power, both now deceased:

Questioning Putin's past (Youtube)
(Marina Yevgenyevna Salye (19 October 1934 – 21 March 2012)) was a Russian geologist and a former deputy of the legislative assembly of Leningrad) SHE SAW WHAT WAS COMING, SHE WARNED US AGAINST PUTIN BUT NO ONE HEEDED HER - many of the people responsible for his success are now very rich (the love of money is the root of all evil). However there are some who helped him too who are now mysteriously dead.

Sal'ye Commission Documents

Valeriya Novodvorskaya: Politician and dissident who dedicated her life to protesting against Soviet repression for five decades
Ukraine War - Last statement of Valeriya Novodvorskaya on Russian intervention into Ukraine Lecture:
Valeria Novodvorskaya - “Short Course on the Historical Philosophy of Russia”Summary by Kadri Ollino. The event was organized in the framework of the “Russian Voices” lecture series by the Open Estonia Foundation, April 30, 2010 Tallinn

Mustafa Dzhemilev1.jpg
By Отдел внешних связей Меджлиса крымскотатарского народа - Отдел внешних связей Меджлиса: Хроника визита в Бельгию, Нидерланды и Германию —, GFDL, Link

Alexey Navalny (Blog)
Although Navalny is a Putin critic he is a nationalist and very anti-immigration…..

Vladimir Kara Murza, who was poisoned twice and survived

By Leonidalekseev - Own work, Public Domain, Link

Anna Politkovskaja im Gespräch mit Christhard Läpple.jpg
By Blaues Sofa - Flickr: Anna Politkovskaja im Gespräch mit Christhard Läpple, CC BY 2.0, Link

YouTube - VLADIMER PUTINS 1999-2006 WAR CRIMES - №1 Anya Politkovskaya

YouTube - VLADIMER PUTINS 1999-2006 WAR CRIMES - №2 Anya Politkovskaya
YouTube - VLADIMER PUTINS 1999-2006 WAR CRIMES - №3 Anya Politkovskaya
YouTube - VLADIMER PUTINS 1999-2006 WAR CRIMES - №4 Anya Politkovskaya
YouTube - VLADIMER PUTINS 1999-2006 WAR CRIMES - №5 Anya Politkovskaya
YouTube - VLADIMER PUTINS 1999-2006 WAR CRIMES - №6 Anya Politkovskaya
YouTube - VLADIMER PUTINS 1999-2006 WAR CRIMES - №7 Anya Politkovskaya
YouTube - VLADIMER PUTINS 1999-2006 WAR CRIMES - №8 Anya Politkovskaya

The Putin Murders - from 1998 till 2009 (La Russophobe)
In Memoriam: Three 2016 Documentaries about Boris Nemtsov


Mikhail Khodorkovsky 2013-12-22 4.jpg
By Митя Алешковский (Mitya Aleshkovskiy) -, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

By PressCenter of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev / Пресс-центр Михаила Ходорковского и Платона Лебедева - (archived), CC BY 3.0, Link

Sasha Utkin - Russian Photographer
Here is Sasha Utkin’s Calendar of beautiful women (beauty and brains), his answer to Putin’s calendar of dumb babes; if you toggle to the bottom of the page you will see pro-putin idiots have altered the apprearance of one of the girls…..

Putin is literally moving Georgia’s border and On the frontline of Europe’s forgotten war in Ukraine - Four years after Russia backed the cause of separatist rebels, the death toll stands at 10,000. As the west moves on, millions feel abandoned to their fate)

MUSTAFA DZHEMILEV, (Mejlis), leader of Crimean Tatars)

Mustafa Abdülcemil Kırımoğlu.jpg
By VOA -, Public Domain, Link

Arrests and interrogations continue in Crimea
Arrests and interrogations continue in Crimea
Since the occupation of Crimea, Russian authorities have detained, imprisoned, intimidated and banned many Crimean Tatars who opposed and peacefully demonstrated against the rule. Recently, two human rights lawyers who represent Crimean Tatar leaders and activists have have been detained. Nikolai Polozov, who defends Akhtem Chiygoz (imprisoned without a trial) and Ilmi Umerov (detained and subjected tp psychiatric examination) was interrogated on January 25. Emil Kurbedinov, a Simferopol-based lawyer who represents Crimean Tatar activists, have been arrested on January 26 and remains in prison for 12 days. In addition, 6 Crimean Tatars have been found dead and 11 have been missing, as of December 2016. For more detail on the intimidation of lawyers, see the Human Rights Watch report: "Crimea: Defense Lawyers Harassed

Crimea Desk, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service (Crimea)
Online Crimean Journal (in Ukrainian)
Meduza (in English)
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