The Dima Yakovlev Law

Posted on January 13, 2017

The Dima Yakovlev Law has no beneficiaries, only victims

The Dadin Law

Posted on January 10, 2017

Ildar Dadin was jailed for protesting about his right to protest. Now he is being punished for speaking out about the torture he has endured. Zoya Svetova In a few days’ time, Ildar Dadin will phone his wife Anastasia Zotova …

R.I.P Dr Liza

Posted on January 4, 2017

Elizaveta Glinka – “Dr Liza” – 54, was on board the Tu-154 travelling to Syria to celebrate the New Year with Russian troops. The Russian military plane crashed in the Black Sea on December 25, 2016.  Glinka, charity worker and …

“There is no such thing as reputation in Russia.”

Posted on January 3, 2017

Any public scandal in Russia will inevitably bring out the old chestnut that, “There is no such thing as reputation in Russia.” You can do, write and say whatever you like because no one will remember it. Sergey Prostakov But, …

How to privatise state assets at a comfortable cost

Posted on December 31, 2016

The story surrounding the 19.5% stake in Rosneft (The shares were acquired by a 50/50 consortium composed of Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority) stands to become the biggest economic and political sensation of the year. Konstantin Simonov The sale …

Taking refuge

Posted on December 29, 2016

Tens of thousands of Russian citizens are leaving their country in search of international protection. What chances do they have? Yevgeniy Karasyuk The number of Russians hoping to be granted political asylum abroad is once more on the increase. Fresh …

“The patients here have been reassembled piece by piece”

Posted on December 13, 2016

Moscow doctors have signed a petition against the reorganisation of the capital’s psychiatric clinics Anna Bessarabova Moscow doctors are preparing to hold a rally in protest against the proposed changes. For doctors, reorganisation means the destruction of hospitals – a …

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