The Erdoğan playbook

Posted on July 22, 2016

The attempted military coup in Turkey against President Erdoğan has caused a serious stir in the Kremlin – as something to copy …

In memory of Pavel Sheremet

Posted on July 21, 2016

The journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was murdered in Kyiv on the morning of 20 July, had worked fearlessly in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, in spite of the dangers inherent in this work. In each of these countries he left a …

The stuff of dreams

Posted on July 18, 2016

For many of us, Turkey’s attempt at a coup “at the top,” a relatively bloodless way to replace an authoritarian government, is the stuff of dreams. Mikhail Khodorkovsky For many of us, Turkey’s attempt at a coup “at the top,” …

The double white line

Posted on July 18, 2016

The new management of the RBC media company (owned by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov) has met with the journalists, and explained the new rules of the road.

“Shameless displays of conceit”

Posted on July 13, 2016

Media reports suggest that Russian footballers Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev shelled out €250,000 for 500 bottles of champagne in a Monte Carlo nightclub, with the bubbly being served to the strains of Russia’s national anthem.

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