In Putin’s Russia the Arrests Are Spreading Quickly and Widely, Tightening the Noose Around the Russian People

From a New York Times story by Anton Trolanovski headlined “In Putin’s Russia, the Arrests Are Spreading Quickly and Widely”:

They came for Dmitri Kolker, an ailing physicist, in the intensive care ward. They came for Ivan Fedotov, a hockey star, as he was leaving practice with a film crew in tow. They came for Vladimir Mau, a state university rector, the week he was re-elected to the board of Gazprom.

The message sent by these high-profile detentions: Nearly anyone is now punishable in Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia.