Kremlin Targets Lonely Hearts to Increase Voter Turnout

Posted on August 22, 2017

Recent revelations by Russian TV channel ‘Dozhd’ have exposed the Kremlin’s latest battleground on which they hope to increase voter turnout in the 2018 presidential elections: the dating scene. According to sources close to the presidential administration, a brand new …

The Online Crusade Against Extremism

Posted on August 17, 2017

Recent revelations have shown that local Russian authorities are utilising groups of public volunteers in order to patrol cyberspace. Local groups of students have been assigned the task of hunting down so-called ‘extremist’ material online, and reporting those who are …

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: New US Sanctions Will Set Russia Back Decades

Posted on August 10, 2017

Mikhail Khodorkovsky gives his take on the latest US sanctions bill and its potential consequences for Russia. The latest American sanctions bill has received mixed reactions from politicians, journalists and commentators around the world.  The Kremlin has responded to the …

Vladimir Pastukhov: The World Is Edging Towards War

Posted on August 3, 2017

Vladimir Pastukhov, professor of Political Science and research fellow at University College London, speaks to “Open World” about how the leaders of both Russia and the USA are behaving like a dysfunctional family, and why this is a bad thing …

Russia’s Secret Prisons: A Sign of Things to Come?

Posted on July 31, 2017

In recent weeks allegations have arisen of so-called ‘secret prisons’ which are supposedly being used by the FSB to detain and torture individual suspects in terrorism offences.  An investigation by Russian independent newspaper Republic has uncovered the stories of six …

The Kremlin’s War on the Internet: If You Can’t Beat Them, Ban Them

Posted on July 25, 2017

Sunday July 23 – Over a thousand people marched through Moscow’s central streets in support of freedom of the internet. The demonstrators chanted slogans such as “The internet will be free!” and “Censorship today, prison tomorrow!” in a vocal response …

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