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Russia: Ivan Ushkov's Case

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Arts & Culture, Breaking News, Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Humor, Law, Photography, Politics, Protest

Ivan Ushkov, a St. Petersburg artist, had his computer and some of his work confiscated by the police; officers threatened to shut down his photo business located on Nevsky Prospekt. Both the Russian blogosphere and the media are abuzz about this ongoing controversy. Ushkov's work can be viewed here [1]; English Russia [2] and Carpetblogger [3] write about it in English; the Russian-language commentary can be found here [4] and here [5].