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    Ukrainian filmmaker gets 20 years in ‘propaganda’ trial
    Aug25

    Ukrainian filmmaker gets 20 years in ‘propaganda’ trial

    Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, sang the Ukrainian national anthem as the trial wrapped up. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Carbon Offsets May Have Dramatically Increased Emissions
    Aug25

    Carbon Offsets May Have Dramatically Increased Emissions

    That’s the finding of a new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute, which investigated carbon credits used to offset greenhouse gas emissions under a UN scheme. As one of the co-authors of the report put it, issuing these credits “was like printing money.” The BBC reports: As a result of political horse trading at UN negotiations...

    Just Say ‘Nyet’: Hash Article, Cleaning Products Latest To Be Banned In Russia
    Aug25

    Just Say ‘Nyet’: Hash Article, Cleaning Products Latest To Be Banned In Russia

    Last week, California wines and French meat were attacked, today it’s Wikipedia and washing detergents — all part of the Kremlin’s dizzying parade of bans and blacklists on foreign products since the West imposed sanctions on Russia last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison
    Aug25

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison

    Oleh Sentsov, who opposed Russia’s annexation of Crimea, denied the charges. In a statement last week, he said he rejected the trial by a “court of occupiers” …read more Source: Vancouver...

    The successor of the KGB is reportedly stalling a huge deal involving US oil giant Schlumberger
    Aug25

    The successor of the KGB is reportedly stalling a huge deal involving US oil giant Schlumberger

    The FSB is stalling the US oil-services giant Schlumberger’s latest deal. Back in January, Schlumberger announced that it agreed to acquire a minority stake in Russia’s Eurasia Drilling Company, the largest provider of onshore drilling services in Russia, for $1.7 billion. But the FSB — the successor of the KGB — is reportedly holding...

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison
    Aug25

    Russia convicts Ukrainian filmmaker of terrorism, sentencing him to 20 years in prison

    A Russian court jailed Oleh Sentsov, an award-winning Ukrainian filmmaker who opposed the annexation of Crimea, for 20 years after convicting him of terrorism in a controversial trial. Sentsov, who’s been named a political prisoner by the Russian human rights group Memorial, was sentenced by the North Caucasus military court in...

    Ukrainian Defendants Sentenced In Russia, Sing National Anthem
    Aug25

    Ukrainian Defendants Sentenced In Russia, Sing National Anthem

    A Russian court on August 25 sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and his co-defendant Oleksandr Kolchenko, to long prison terms on terrorism-related charges. The two men, who say the charges are politically motivated, sang the Ukrainian national anthem at the court hearing in Rostov-on-Don. (RFE/RL’s Russian Service) …read...

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court
    Aug25

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — A Russian military court convicted a prominent Ukrainian filmmaker on Tuesday of conspiring to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison in what critics called a politically motivated show trial. The court in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don said Oleg Sentsov had set up a terror cell in the...

    Russia Sentences Ukrainian Filmmaker to 20 Years
    Aug25

    Russia Sentences Ukrainian Filmmaker to 20 Years

    A Russian military court in Rostov-on-Don Tuesday sentenced acclaimed Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov to 20 years in prison on charges of leading a terrorist group and plotting attacks in Russia-annexed Crimea. The court ruled Sentsov led members of the “Right Sector,” a right-wing Ukrainian nationalist group, in attacks on pro-Russia...

    Ukraine filmmaker sings national anthem after Russia sentences him to 20 years in prison
    Aug25

    Ukraine filmmaker sings national anthem after Russia sentences him to 20 years in prison

    A Russian court on Tuesday found Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov guilty of plotting terrorist acts in Crimea Inside the regional courthouse in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, three judges took just 20 minutes to hand down the 20-year sentence, which the 39-year-old director will serve in a maximum security prison See also: Why...