The Kremlin is busy sharpening its tools to silence opponents of President Vladimir Putin. It recently tested out Russia's countrywide alternative to the global internet.
This week, police also raided the office of Moscow's most well-known opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, and his team.
On top of that, one of Navalny's close allies, Ruslan Shaveddinov, was forcibly conscripted into the army.
Nikita Kulachenkov knows Shaveddinov from his own work with Navalny's group, the Anti-Corruption Foundation. Kulachenkov spoke to The World's host Marco Werman from Berlin.