In 2011 and 2012 a wave of protest demonstrations - the largest since the end of the USSR – swept across Russia. Tens of thousands of Russian citizens took to the streets to demand free and fair elections and an end to Putisim. Mainstream national media – largely controlled by the Kremlin – studiously downplayed or ignored these events. It was up to a small group of independent and courageous newspapers and TV channels to tell the truth.

Organised in association with Open Democracy Russia and Associazione Giornalisti Scuola di Perugia

With the kind support of Heinrich Böll Stiftung