Since the beginning of 2012 year in Russia, there has been an increase in emigration to the countries of the European Union and the United States. This is primarily due to the return of Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin. Further intensification of the wave of emigration occurred in the 2014 year after the illegal, in the opinion of the international community, accession of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to Russia. This has also been caused by the sharply increased militaristic rhetoric. Since that time in Russia and on the territory of the Crimea, mass harassment of public activists, journalists, bloggers, for expressing their opinions has begun. Since January 2017, persecutions of followers of Jehovah's Witnesses began, the teachings of which were declared illegal in Russia, and other religious denominations.
Most of the wave of emigration from Russia consists of social activists, journalists, bloggers, human rights activists and even businessmen. All of them were forced to leave, fearing threats, illegal harassment by investigative bodies and special services, as well as violence by pro-government groups.
Views 2 A refugee from Chechnya, Azamat Baiduev, deported from Poland to Russia on August 31, was kidnapped the day after his return to the republic. This was reported by a human rights activist and head of the Human Rights Analysis Center Ahmed Gisayev. Gisayev suggests that the Chechen spetsnaz could have kidnapped the man.Read More
Views 0 More than 200 members of the organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses”, which is recognized as extremist and banned in Russia, have applied for a shelter in Finland. Only from the beginning of 2018, about 100 members of this organization came to the country. So far, the representative of the migration service of Juha Simil told theRead More
Views 0 Since the beginning of the 2017, at least 125 people have left Chechnya because of the persecution of LGBT by local authorities, the Russian LGBT Network reported. “There are 49 people among them who were detained in Chechnya by law enforcers and questioned. They were required to confess to non-traditional orientation and toRead More
Views 0 Criminalisation of the protest continues in Russia: the legislation is moving towards the creation of lists of the undesirable and the unreliable, which, probably, will soon be arrested simply for being in these lists. The so-called “Yarovaya Package”1 is a serious attempt to equate the authorities’ criticism not with extremism, but with terrorism, andRead More