Remembering the Refusenik Movement

By Jessica Ravitz, CNN (CNN) -- Driven by desperation, Marina and Lev Furman stepped out of their home in Leningrad and took a 20-minute walk into uncertainty. Trailed by KGB agents, they bundled up and set out in the weak winter light for Palace Square, site of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. They…

Russia Moves to Broaden Definition of High Treason

"MOSCOW — Russia’s lower house of Parliament on Friday unanimously approved amendments substantially broadening the legal definition of high treason, so it applies not only to acts that jeopardize state security but also to those that undermine 'constitutional order, sovereignty, and territorial and state integrity.' Another proposed change would allow…