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March 28, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In the aftermath of Sunday’s mass protests throughout Russia, Human Rights First condemned the detention of hundreds of peaceful protestors, including opposition figure and anti...
March 07, 2017 Today the U.S. State Department promises to hold its first daily press briefing under the Trump administration. Roughly thirty working days into the tenure of the new team at Foggy Bottom, a...
February 27, 2017 TOP ITEMS President Trump to Address Congress President Trump will give his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The president is expected to defend his executive orders...
February 23, 2017 Co-authored by Alexandra Funk This blog is cross posted with The Huffington Post This week marks the three-year anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan revolution, which erupted beginning...
February 13, 2017 Top Items Ruling Upholds Stay on Muslim Ban On Thursday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that upheld the suspension of President Trump's executive order banning travelers...
February 08, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to support legislation that would make it more difficult for President Trump to unilaterally lift certain Ukraine-...
February 02, 2017 This article is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. In his telephone discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabian King Salman last weekend, President Trump reportedly...

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Factsheet | April 20, 2017
Crackdown on Gay Men in Chechnya The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men...
Report | April 12, 2017
Introduction There has already been much discussion in the Russia-watching world about the tools Russia uses to spread its influence, and it is quite an arsenal. They include a worldwide media...
Factsheet | April 10, 2017
The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men over the prior week “in connection with...
Letter | April 07, 2017
Download PDF Dear Secretary Tillerson: Your upcoming visit to the Russian Federation comes at a particularly consequential time for bilateral relations between the United States and Russia....

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