Dignity of Lentil Soup

Michele Zackheim's profile on Russian writer and activist Stanislav Dmitrievsky, whose book may soon be banned by authorities. If found to be "extremist" in nature, Dmitrievsky himself will be… More

PEN to Russia: Human Rights Orgs are not “Foreign Agents”

[caption id="attachment_14703" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Vladimir Putin"][/caption] PEN International and 21 other international human rights and free expression organizations have issued an open letter to the Russian Duma protesting a draft… More

Russian PEN: Protesting Anti-Protest Legislation

News this week that Russian authorities had arrested more protestors and that teams of investigators raided the homes of blogger Aleksei Navalny, television star Kseniya Sobchak, and other prominent… More

Russian PEN: Protesting Anti-Protest Legislation

[caption id="attachment_13392" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Russian protestors clash with riot police in Moscow"][/caption] News this week that Russian authorities had arrested more protestors and that teams of investigators raided the homes… More

Russian PEN at risk

PEN American Center is deeply concerned about recent charges brought against Russian PEN that could force the center to close. Russian PEN’s assets have been frozen after allegations that… More

PEN Protests Action Against Russian PEN Center

PEN American Center expressed alarm today that a Russian court has frozen all assets of the Russian PEN Center under allegations that the organization failed to pay land tax.… More