Alexey Sidorenko

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Born in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow State University and currently writing Ph.D thesis there. Simultaneously writing MA thesis in the Warsaw University, Poland. Worked in Carnegie Moscow Center from 2005 till 2008 in the “Society and Regions” programm. More events at my blog

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27 November 2009

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Russia: Tatarstan Blogger Sentenced to Almost 2 Years in Penal Colony

On Nov. 26, the Kirov district court of Kazan, which is the capital of the Republic of Tartastan, convicted Irek Murtazin, a 45-year-old journalist and blogger, of defamation and incitement to hatred, reports Gazeta.ru [RUS]. The court sentenced Murtazin to one year and nine months of imprisonment in a penal...