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As stage and screen director Kirill Serebrennikov goes to trial in Moscow for alleged fraud, the release of his film "Leto" in Germany is a metaphor for resistance. The movie was made under prolonged house arrest.
The Ukrainian president, in Istanbul for a state visit, met with the leader of the Orthodox Church in an effort to secure religious freedom from Russia. The head of the Moscow church called the accord "catastrophic."
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Moscow's authorities have announced plans to roll out the use of face recognition technology, after it played a key role in catching criminals during the Russia 2018 soccer World Cup. The government is working with companies which believe it could be used to replace house keys and even public transport ticket. But human rights activists fear it may be used to repress dissent. Dan Ashby reports.