alert status :

Genocide warning

Genocide stage:

7- preparation 


Affected groups:

  • Chechens

  • Ingush and others in Northern Caucuses

  • Indigenous Groups

  • Roma

  • Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians

  • LGBTQ+ Community

  • Political Dissidents


Key Points:




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The designation of the Russian Imperial Movement reflects growing concerns among U.S. officials about violent white supremacists with transnational links.

Members of the Russian Imperial Movement at training base in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2015.  Credit...Olga Maltseva/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Syria’s war ended up in Idlib city. But with the front line just five miles away, the city may not be a refuge much longer.

About 100 displaced families live in a temporary shelter in a soccer stadium in Idlib city. The city is likely to be the Syrian government’s next target.  Credit...Ivor Prickett for The New York Times

IDLIB, Syria — Before the war in Syria, Idlib city, with its tree-l...

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first posted October 13, 2019

By Evan Hill and Christiaan Triebert

An analysis of previously unpublished Russian Air...

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At 18 months, Iman Leila had frozen to death.


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IDLIB, Syria — The market bombing had driven Ahmed and his family from their town in southern Idlib province and onto the road, to join hundreds of thousands of other people searching for safety, the teen recalled. A Russian plane had circled overhead...

(CNN)When anti-government protests erupted in Sudan at the end of last year, the response of President Omar al-Bashir came straight from the dictators' playbook -- a crackdown that led to scores of civilian deaths.

At the same time, a more insidious strategy was being developed -- one that involved spreading misinformation on social media, blaming Israel for fomenting the unrest, and even carrying out public executions to make...

Lena Avilkin at home in Turku, Finland, with her three children. She and her husband, Sergey, decided to flee Russia after the Supreme Court declared Jehovah’s Witness an “extremist” organization and effectively outlawed it in April last year. Credit: Janne Korkko for The New York Times

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Russia's Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia in April 2017 (AFP Photo/Vasily MAXIMOV)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum remains deeply concerned over the continuing harassment and persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses by Russian authorities. Since the Russian Supreme Court labeled Jehovah’s Witnesses an “extremist organization” in April 2016, Witness property has...

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