Georgii Chentemirov

The Barents Observer has found the main “sponsors” of the war in the Arkhangelsk region. These turned out to be the socially vulnerable: hundreds of millions of rubles are taken away from medical students, foster children, retired workers and the like to redistributed to soldiers going to Ukraine.
May 07, 2024
The owner of a coffee business from Izhevsk complained that there is nothing to see in Murmansk except places associated with World War II. Ekaterina Mizulina reported him to the police, Governor Andrei Chibis demanded that he leave the region, local residents threw him out of the car on the way to the airport, and it all ended with an apology on camera and a criminal case.
May 03, 2024
A non-profit called the Directorate of Social and Infrastructure Projects is modernizing boiler houses, renovating residential buildings and changing water supply networks in the occupied Ukrainian city. It is all tacitly funded by public money from the Arkhangelsk regional budget.
April 24, 2024
Renowned theater producer Yevgenia Berkovich and scriptwriter Svetlana Petreychuk face up to seven years in jail.
April 16, 2024
The death (more precisely, murder) of Aleksei Navalny has deprived the Russian opposition of an informal leader. However, this tragedy reverberates far beyond politics: some Russians, who wanted change for their country, perceive this as a personal loss. There also are those who still see Navalny as a “Kremlin project” – even after the three hundred days the politician spent in a segregation unit. The Barents Observer spoke with opponents of the Putin regime who remain in Russia about how they feel after the death of the opposition leader and whether they are ready to accept his wife as the new leader of the protest movement.
February 23, 2024
Alexei Navalny died in high security penal colony in northern Russia on Friday. The day before, the exhibition “Faces of Russian Resistance” opened in Kirkenes. The Barents Observer spoke to people who came to pay tribute to the politician after hearing of his death.
February 18, 2024
The Barents Observer spoke to those collecting signatures for Boris Nadezhdin, the only Russian presidential candidate who promises to end the war in Ukraine and free political prisoners. The police are interested in activists, people travel from other cities to sign for Nadezhdin, and the procedure itself is called a legal way to protest against the war and the Putin regime.
January 25, 2024