TODAY: Rights advocates harassed in attempts to attend NYC conference; Russia to limit foreign ownership of media; military production thriving. Ceasefire in Ukraine holding; Russia concerned about U.S. airstrikes in Syria without Assad approval; Japan extends sanctions; Rotenburg’s Italian properties seized. Five rights advocates have reportedly been prevented from leaving Russia to attend a UN-organized World Conference on Indigenous Peoples […]
TODAY: House arrest for Ukrainian star painters; transmission tower in Ukrainian makeover; Foreign Ministry vows it will send aid trucks in; Putin plans to expand influence of Russian media abroad. Avoiding Western food harder than it looks; prices rise; Russia seizes Japanese whaling ship. A Russian court has ordered that the four Muscovites who hung the Ukrainian […]
TODAY: Putin’s annual Q+A expected to focus on Ukraine; Kiev’s attempts to regain control of Donetsk thwarted; 3 dead at Mariupol base; little expected from talks scheduled for today. The West’s financial leverage; Turkey approves South Stream; the art of protesting under fire. President Putin’s annual live Q+A session which takes place today is expected […]
TODAY: Ukraine fears quieten as Putin rules out force; describes events in Kiev as coup d’etat; ICBM tested.; President’s motives considered. Journalists covering Crimea story intimidated; Professor sacked over critical article; final days of Dozhd; Navalny receives new accessory. President Vladimir Putin has spoken publicly about events in Ukraine for the first time since ousted […]
TODAY: Anti-corruption head accused of plagiarism; sources respond to news of RIA Novosti’s imminent demise; hasty budget forecasts risk reserves, says IMF; Medvedev continues South Stream row; Yanukovych won’t budge on Russia; Sochi to have protest zones. Oleg Plokhoi, the head of the Kremlin’s brand new anti-corruption group, stands accused of plagiarism and of cheating […]
But real journalism is not only a well-performed job. It is also a public service. And the service works, if it is in demand. Thus, only society can provide real support and protection for journalists.
TODAY: Council of Europe chides Russia on rights and freedom; Pussy Riot painters investigated; analyzing the upcoming Coordinating Council elections. Russia-Georgia relations poised to change after surprise election results? U.S. reset needs an update, says Lavrov; oil output reaches new post-Soviet high. Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened an investigation into a pro-Pussy Riot art exhibition […]
The state Duma has been busy of late debating a handful of bills designed to curtail the work of civil society and the opposition. The new bill on NGO nomenclature and the bill on Internet extremism, both poised as potential tools for suppressing opposition activities, have received considerable attention. Yesterday the Other Russia flagged up […]
Henry Kissinger tells CNN that Vladimir Putin is not necessarily anti-Western, but rather a Russian patriot who feels humiliated by the 1990s. Not sure I can find the link right now, but didn’t Russia or a Russia front hire Kissinger associates way back when?
Here goes a fascinating conversation between Lilia Shevtsova and Mikhail Gorbachev, reflecting not only on the causes and fallout of the collapse of the Soviet Union, but also sharing perspectives on the new role the Vladimir Putin has cast for himself by reclaiming the presidency.