Aleksandr Molchanov is a correspondent for the Siberia Desk of RFE/RL's Russian Service.
Also by Aleksandr Molchanov
December 02, 2021
'I Can't Help Anyone From Jail': Former Navalny Coordinator In Novosibirsk Won't Return To Russia
A year ago, Sergei Boiko, a Navalny coordinator in Novosibirsk, won a seat on the city council and contemplated a run for the State Duma. Now he’s in self-imposed exile, like many of his colleagues.
September 17, 2021
Angry Khabarovsk Votes On Replacement For Arrested Popular Governor
The Kremlin set off a revolt of sorts in July 2020 when law enforcement arrested the popular governor of the Khabarovsk region, Sergei Furgal, and replaced him with a temporary appointee from Moscow, Mikhail Degtyaryov.
April 23, 2021
'No One Is Leaving': Navalny's Backers Defiant As Threat Of 'Extremist' Label Looms
Officials are signaling their intention of tagging three groups tied to jailed opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, including his network of regional offices, as "extremist organizations." His representatives around the country say that they will continue their work even under the threat of prison.
April 22, 2020
'The Government Knows Where You Live': Russia's Journalists Walk A Dangerous Tightrope Covering COVID-19 Pandemic
With local authorities increasingly using a new law on "fake news" to pressure the media over coverage of the coronavirus crisis, regional journalists across Russia are fighting to report the full story of the government's response and how COVID-19 is affecting their audiences.