Russia: Over 1,300 people detained during Moscow’s pro-democracy demonstrations

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Unregulated use of facial recognition technology continues to spread across Russia

Facial recognition has a wide range of uses in Moscow, from monitoring public transportation payments to traffic monitoring and a school pass system. More than 5,000 cameras with facial recognition software already operate in other regions of Russia.

OCCRP suspends all work in Russia in order to protect journalists it collaborates with from state pressure

“This does not mean we will stop covering the large-scale corruption in this country. We simply understand that the government, as it has always done, will sanction their citizens for collaborating with us.”

Police officers detain a journalist who holds a placard that says "We don't stop being journalists", in solidarity with colleagues who were labelled "foreign agents", near the headquarters of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), in Moscow, 21 August 2021, NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images

Russia: Authorities step up pressure on media with new “foreign agent” designations

Popular broadcaster Dozhd and investigative website IStories labelled ‘foreign agents’ ahead of September’s parliamentary elections.