Russia Brands Bellingcat, Journalists ‘Foreign Agents’

Russia added the investigative outlet Bellingcat and nine journalists from various news outlets to its “foreign agents” registry Friday.  The additions come hours after the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper’s editor Dmitry Muratov received the Nobel Peace Prize for “defending freedom of speech in Russia under increasingly challenging conditions.” Bellingcat, as well as the independent Caucasian…

What’s On in Moscow Oct. 8-10

Enjoy golden autumn This year Moscow seems to have missed its usual “old woman’s summer,” those few days of warm weather that suddenly appear and as suddenly disappear amidst the cool days of fall. Instead we went from summer to gloomy autumn in the blink of an eye in early September. But after a month…

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 17 Russians

At least 17 people died from counterfeit alcohol poisoning in central Russia, authorities said Friday, a problem that has plagued the country for years despite the Kremlin’s campaign against so-called surrogate alcohol. The victims included residents of neighboring towns in central Russia’s Orenburg region aged 36 to 79, according to the Investigative Committee, which probes…