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 …

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 …

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