Yevgeny Vitishko

Jailed Sochi ecologist sent to far-flung colony: Group

Russian environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko, who was sentenced to three years in prison during the Sochi Olympic Games, has been transferred to a penal colony almost 1,000 kilometres away, his organisation said Thursday.

Feb 27, 2014, 21:11 PM IST

Putin`s Games sparkle despite shadows of doubt

Smoothly run and sometimes dazzling, the Sochi Olympics fulfilled President Vladimir Putin`s promise of a "spectacular event", even if doubts about the sustainability of the infrastructure and the political background were never fully banished.

Feb 23, 2014, 16:00 PM IST

Pussy Riot post new anti-Putin Olympics video from Sochi

Russian punk group Pussy Riot on Thursday posted a new video filmed in the centre of Olympics host Sochi, savaging President Vladimir Putin over the hosting of the Winter Games and the rights climate in Russia.

Feb 20, 2014, 14:32 PM IST

Sochi activist launches hunger strike to protest jail term

A leading Russian activist who was jailed after criticising the environmental impact of the Olympic Games in Sochi has gone on hunger strike, his organisation said Monday.

Feb 17, 2014, 15:40 PM IST

Jailing of environmentalist not Games related: IOC

The jailing of a Russian environmentalist who had accused authorities of damaging the environment in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics is not related to the Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Saturday.

Feb 16, 2014, 20:25 PM IST

IOC says activist`s jailing `not Games related`

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday said that it believed the jailing of a Russian activist who criticised the environmental damage from Sochi 2014 was not related to the Games.

Feb 15, 2014, 15:51 PM IST

Critic of Sochi Games construction jailed for 3 years

A Russian environmentalist who campaigned against ecological damage from construction work for the Sochi Olympics is to spend three years in a prison colony, after losing an appeal against his sentence on Wednesday.

Feb 13, 2014, 17:52 PM IST