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Moscow Theater Targeted by Law Enforcement Authorities

Expand Theater Doc on the first night of the “Bolotnaya Case” production about politically motivated prosecutions of protesters, Moscow 2015 © Maria Sotskova, Novaya Gazeta This month, police in Moscow launched an audit of Theater Doc, an independent theater in Moscow known for productions focusing on pressing societal issues in contemporary Russia. Authorities say they are looking for signs of promotion of terrorism, drugs, and “gay-propaganda” in three Theater Doc productions.  One production, Coming Out, is about the challenges gay people in Russia face. Another, War is Near, tells a complex…

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