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Protests erupted across Russia after Putin announces mobilization.
After negotiations, Russia agreed to release 10 foreign prisoners captured during the fighting in Ukraine.
Crimean wedding-goers were arrested and fined after playing a patriotic Ukrainian song at their reception.
New classes are popping up in Russian schools to discuss the invasion of Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to pay Ukrainian refugees in Russia monthly and one-time payments.
“[This report] does not mean that Amnesty International holds Ukrainian forces responsible for violations committed by Russian forces, or that the Ukrainian military is not taking adequate precautions in other parts of the country. We must be very clear: nothing of the actions of the Ukrainian military, which we have documented, in any way justify Russia's violations.”
"The Committee against Torture has been protecting the rights of citizens who have suffered from torture and inhuman treatment by government officials all their lives. Despite the obvious benefits of this mission, the authorities have been trying for many years to give it an alien and harmful outline... Apparently, the authorities are giving a signal that torture is becoming (or has already become) part of state policy and is not a problem. Here I would like to remind you about the Constitution, where torture is prohibited (for the time being)."
One Russian city is taking moonshine off the streets by offering a trade: groceries in exchange for booze.
In this week's Odder News, enormous pumpkins, LARPing in honor of Alexander Nevsky, and horses in cars.
News of Britney Spears’s recent appearance in court has crossed the globe, and a well-meaning group of supporters in Russia have taken offense at her plight.
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