Russia

Norwalk native continues climate change activism
12:38 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Greenpeace captain heading out to sea again

Norwalk, Conn resident, and captain of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, Peter Willcox of the U.S. speaks during an interview to The Associated Press in St Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
Credit AP/Dmitry Lovetsky

  Activist and GreenPeace ship captain, Peter Willcox, was recently released from jail in Russia along with 29 members of his crew. They were arrested for protesting Russian oil drilling in the Arctic.

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Ukraine
5:35 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Ukrainian cultural curator in Stamford watching events in birthland closely

Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library in Stamford, Conn. holds a picture of an Ukrainian hero and anti-occupation activist, poet Taras Shevchenko. The museum is organizing an exhibit to celebrate the bicentennial year of his birth.
Kaomi Goetz

The political unrest in the Ukraine is being closely watched by Ukrainian immigrants in Connecticut and New York. Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library  in Stamford, Conn. says she has mixed feelings about her birth country being in the news.  

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Conn. man among detained activists
9:42 am
Sun October 27, 2013

Friends, family show support for activist held in Russia

Signs showing support at Saturday's vigil for Greenpeace activists being held in Russia
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

Nearly 70 people gathered in Norwalk, Connecticut on Saturday night to hold a candle-light vigil in support of a local man who is being held by the Russian government.

Environmental activist Peter Willcox is the captain of a Greenpeace ship. He and his crew were apprehended when they tried to put a banner on a Russian oil platform to protest drilling in the Arctic.

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