Release: Public Chamber of Krasnoyarsk (41.1 GB)
Emails from the state oversight entity in Siberia's third largest city
This data consists of 69,000 emails from the Public Chamber of Krasnoyarsk, the largest city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, in Siberia, Russia. Krasnoyarsk is an important junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway, and is one of the largest producers of aluminium in the country.
Also: “Krasnoiarsk Krai has an extensive network of penal institutions and a deep penal legacy inherited from the Soviet Union,” according to a 2019 case study of one part of the civic chamber by Brendan Thomas Wood. Wood writes that in Russian society the civic or public chamber, created by a 2005 law, acts as a “quasi-civic organization that the Kremlin instituted to facilitate greater civilian participation in civil society and the government. Labeled as a puppet organization of the Kremlin, the Chamber has been criticized for its complicity with the tightening of control on civil society.”
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