Russia Update: The Family: A Film by Open Russia about Ramzan Kadyrov, Putin’s ‘Vassal’

May 25, 2015

Today Open Russia, the civic movement founded by businessman and former political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is releasing The Family, a film about Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. […]

Ukraine Live Day 461: Large Explosion in Donetsk Said Be Planned Disposal of Unexploded Ordnance

May 24, 2015

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Ukraine Live Day 460: Russian-Backed Separatist Leader Confirmed Assassinated

May 23, 2015

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Russia Update: Canada Denies Entry Visas to Russian Delegation to Proliferation Meeting

May 22, 2015

Canada denies visas to a Russian delegation coming to a meeting of the Proliferation Security Initiative. The latest visa denials to Russians in protest against the war in Ukraine also follows an incident where Russian hockey players skated off the ice before the Canadian national anthem was played after losing 6-1. Welcome to our column, […]

Ukraine Live Day 459: Three Ukrainian Soldiers And One Civilian Killed Over Last 24 Hours

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Ukraine Live Day 458: One Ukrainian Soldier Killed, Eight Wounded Over Last 24 Hours

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Russia Update: State Duma Contemplating Dissolution, Early Elections in September 2016

May 20, 2015

Discussions are underway about dissolving the State Duma in June 2016 to have early elections in September 2016, RBC.ru citing sources close to the Kremlin and in the Duma. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous […]

Ukraine Live Day 457: 3 Ukrainian Soldiers, 9 Wounded With Heavy Fighting In Shirokino And Near Katerinovka

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