Russia considers a wide range of political and religious dissent as "extremist" views.
Last year saw a peak in almost a quarter of a century for Russians seeking to leave their homeland for the U.S., on the grounds of persecution.
Russia could ban Facebook as early as next year.
There is evidence to support a role for the Russian propaganda machine in playing up the tensions in the region.
"There was nothing spontaneous. Everything was organized and each fiddler played his role." Military sources reveal how defections helped Russia take Crimea.
Repeatedly protesting in Russia without official permission carries a jail penalty of up to five years.
The Russian leader said Moscow should listen to opponents but only "patriotic" ones.
Videos showing ballot box stuffing spread online, as the Kremlin hailed a triumph.
The president has played a part in boosting United Russia's approval amid poll drop.
The ruling party keeps ruling as an election without genuine choice approaches.
Roman Roslovtsev is protesting Russia's controversial law on public assembly.
As part of the memorial service, Russian liberals had planned to screen a documentary about Maidan.
German Klimenko insists U.S. companies will have to comply with Russian law eventually.
While the majority cared about stability, only seven percent felt democracy was important.
Russian voters were more concerned about the state of their democracy during the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev than now.