"My novel is a homage to those anonymous people who every day live, love, resist and struggle for their country, for a better society, even if the odds are against them."
Asked why his men forced the women to walk the streets naked, Datsik sarcastically told the news website Fontanka, “The country should know its heroes.”
Five newspapers have been forced to close over the past year.
With six writers killed, the government, the judiciary and police forces have taken no significant measures to deter extremists from targeting bloggers and publishers.
The church’s founder promised that Pastafarians aren’t out to “troll” Russia’s traditional religions.
Catch up: A former president was being investigated for graft. Then he was made chief-of-staff by the current president — and now she's under investigation too.
"Facebook saw these topless women as 'indecent' and in violation of their no nudity clause. On hearing this, I was outraged that Arrernte woman undertaking ceremony could ever be seen in this way."
“Children Versus Wizards" takes place in a world overcome by dark magic and NATO, where Russia alone resists the tide of Western evil.
Crimea in 2016 looks eerily like Crimea in 1944 for many Crimean Tatars.
Facebook arrived in Venezuela in 2007, but it wasn't until this year that one of its most famous citizens became a user.