(CSM) The Andrei Sakharov Center, one of the last safe spaces for Russia's liberal community, has been fined and fined again for its purported 'political activity.'
But celebrity support and crowdsourcing have kept it alive. When former Russian deputy prime minister and liberal reformer Boris Nemtsov was gunned down by still-unknown assailants a year ago, no one had any doubt about where to hold his funeral: at the Andrei Sakharov Center.
One of the last Moscow landmarks that Russia's beleaguered liberals can call their own, the museum and meeting space hosted the hundreds of Mr. Nemtsov's grief-stricken mourners. […]
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