Russia’s Blacklist is a Terrorist Watchlist of Artists and Writers

Novosibirsk is Siberia’s most populated city. It is a city in which you will find the bustle of industry, exceptional sports teams, and a history of successful musicians. What you will not find in Novosibirsk is the freedom of artistic expression. In 2018, IC3PEAK, an experimental hip hop duo that finds itself on the Blacklist, was detained without any cause or charges. They were held long enough so that they were unable to perform. So, what is the Blacklist and why did IC3PEAK find themselves on it?