Friday Feb 28
The St. Petersburg Times
The Sad Beat of St. Pete
St. Petersburg has been listed as the second unhappiest city in Russia, according to a smile survey by Jetpac City Guides - a new app that uses image processing technology to analyze 100s of millions of Instagram photos to prepare its city guides for 6000 cities around the world.
Humans Rights Watch
Russia: "Foreign Agents" Law Hits Hundreds of NGOs: Updated February 19, 2014
In early March 2013 the Russian government launched an unprecedented, nationwide campaign of inspections of thousands of nongovernmental organizations to identify advocacy groups the government deems "foreign agents" and force them to register as such.
As many as 800 new jobs to appear in Nizhny Novgorod
A ceremony to open a new factory of Danieli Volga company took place in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
CPJ Press Freedom Online
Attacks on the Press in 2013: Russia
While preparing to host the Sochi Winter Olympics , Russia continued to pressure journalists and human rights defenders covering sensitive issues.
Russia Beyond the Headlines
At least ten hurt in xenophobic attacks in Russia in January - rights defenders
Ten people were injured and one died in Russia this January in xenophobic attacks, the Sova human rights center told Interfax on Friday.