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Week-ending 3 January 2014



Train station

Trolleybus

34 dead

700 detained


Pyatigorsk

Suspect killed

Two killed

One killed

Official killed


Strategy 31  

Mokhnatkin charged

...and denied bail


Separatist 
views banned

Kurayev 
fired 

Film 
banned 


Farber 
paroled
Volgograd bombings
On 29/12 an apparent suicide bomber detonated explosives in Volgograd train station killing at least 17. (RFE/RL, 29/12)

On 30/12 at least 14 people were killed in the bombing of a trolleybus in Volgograd. (The Guardian, 30/12)

On 31/12 the death toll from two suicide bombings in Volgograd climbed to 34. (RIA Novosti, 31/12)

On 2/1 police in Volgograd detained more than 700 people in a security sweep. (The Moscow Times, 3/1)

North Caucasus
On the evening of 27/12, an explosion near a police building in Pyatigorsk killed three people. (Caucasian Knot, 28/12)

On 28/12 Islam Atiev, a suspected member of an illegal armed group, was killed in Khasavyurt, Dagestan. (RFE/RL, 28/12)

Overnight on 29-30/12, two armed men were killed in Khasavyurt after they fired on police. (RFE/RL, 30/12)

On 30/12 one person was killed and two injured in a roadside bombing targeting a police car in Dagestan. (RIA Novosti, 30/12)

On 31/12 Rasul Gasanov, a local prosecutor’s aide, was killed in a targeted bombing in Buinaksk, Dagestan. (RFE/RL, 31/1)

Right of assembly
On 31/1 28 people were detained in central Moscow during a rally in support of free assembly. (RIA Novosti, 31/12)

On 1/1 Sergei Mokhnatkin, detained at the 31/12 rally, was charged with assault of a police officer. (Russkaya Planeta, 2/1)

On 2/1, Tverskoi district court in Moscow ruled Mokhnatkin should remain in custody until March 1. (RIA Novosti, 2/1)

Freedom of expression
On 30/12 President Putin signed a law to make spreading separatist views a criminal offence punishable by up to five years in jail. (RIA Novosti, 30/12)

On 31/12, Andrei Kurayev, an Orthodox senior deacon and well-known blogger, was fired from the Moscow Theological Academy's faculty. (RIA Novosti, 31/12)

On 28/12 director of Moscow’s Gogol Theatre Kirill Serebrennikov said he had been banned from holding the premiere of a film about Pussy Riot. (Facebook, 30/12)

Ilya Farber
On 31/12 Tver Region Court granted parole to Ilya Farber, a Muscovite who moved to rural Tver region controversially convicted of bribery in 2012. (RIA Novosti, 31/12)
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3 Jan 2014, 10:24
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