Editorial

Putin, Trump and the rise of the global right. A discussion

Posted on March 15, 2017

In the heart of London on the 17th of February 2017 the Open Russia Club held a debate on the origins of populist politics and their presence and significance today across the globe.  Over the course of nearly two hours, …

Search Underway at the Apartment of Open Russia’s Zoya Svetova

Posted on February 28, 2017

This morning a group of 10 investigators arrived at Zoya Svetova’s apartment to carry out a search in connection with the Yukos case. According to Svetova, who is a prominent journalist and human right activist currently working at Open Russia, …

War and Peace, Syrian-style

Posted on January 31, 2017

The Russian government apparently has no intention of leaving Syria… Sergei Orlov These two newspapers can be found lying side by side in your average Moscow supermarket. Both their front pages are about Syria. Penning an article in the Military-Industrial …

Nepotism rules

Posted on January 31, 2017

Gelendzhik marina will be built by the son of Chemezov, the wife of Manturov, the “daughter” of Rosneft, and the son of Timchenko… Anastasia Gorshkova As of late December 2016, Stanislav Chemezov, the eldest son of Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov, …

Karinna Moskalenko: we shall demand the implementation of the ECHR decision

Posted on January 30, 2017

Russia’s representative at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Deputy Justice Minister Georgy Matyushkin, has stated that Russia will appeal the ruling of the Strasbourg court that the Dima Yakovlev law discriminates against Americans wishing to adopt Russian children. …

The rain in Ukraine

Posted on January 30, 2017

The Ukrainian National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting has banned the independent Russian TV channel Dozhd (Rain) from operating in the country, citing both understandable as well as some rather absurd reasons for doing so. Moscow and Kiev seem …

Church makes a grab for war veteran’s apartment

Posted on January 30, 2017

The Oktyabrsky District Court in Stavropol is considering the case of three families whose privatised apartments are claimed by the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). Alexei Sochnev According to the clergy, the apartment block at 233 Oktyabrskaya Street is sited on …

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