media activism

Activists’ banner at Kremlin says Putin, not Khodorkovsky, should be in jail

A banner draped by Russian activists directly in front of Moscow’s Red Square, called on Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin to swap places with jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The stunt, which took place several weeks ago, captured the imagination of Russia’s blogosphere in a country where freedom of expression is severely restricted. Read more...

Towering penis graffiti startles St. Petersburg residents

A huge penis towered over the Russian city of St. Petersburg on June 14, right across from the infamous FSB (former KGB) headquarters. Images of the strange sight spread like wildfire on the Russian media and Internet. Even the Russian police were amused. Read more and see the photos...