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Assassination of a Journalist in Dagestan

July 9, 2013

Investigators are saying that the journalist shot and killed today in Dagestan was “likely to have been assassinated because of his work,” according to RIA Novosti. Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev, an editor at local newspaper “Novoe Delo,” died in his car outside his house in Makhachkala, the regional capital, after it was fired on at about 7:00 […]

The Interpreter Welcomes New Managing Editor

The Interpreter is proud to announce that it has a new managing editor, James Miller. James has extensive experience in providing both breaking news and in-depth reporting on developments in the Middle East. He has established a reputation for his fast and reliable verification of eyewitness reports and citizen journalism. He is the Editor-in-Chief of […]

Trapped in Sheremetyevo

July 4, 2013

By now, almost everyone has made jokes about Edward Snowden’s story being a sequel to The Terminal, the Tom Hanks movie. On their Facebook and Twitter pages, people are sharing the picture of The Terminal 2, starring Snowden and directed by Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama. Putin seems to have done even more for this […]

Russian Media Reactions to Edward Snowden

June 26, 2013

Russian media outlets are reporting that Edward Snowden, the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor and National Security Agency employee, is spending his third day in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. Moskovsky Komsomolets says Snowden is likely staying in a Japanese “capsule” hotel without windows to ensure privacy, and likens him to a legendary Indian who was said […]

Rebels, Rosneft and Snowden

June 24, 2013

Here’s a quick summary of the day’s biggest news: -The back and forth, tit-for-tat verbal recriminations continue between Russia and, well, the rest of the world. Russia continues to supply “legal” arms to the Assad regime, while accusing the rest of the world of undermining a potential “political solution” when they support the Syrian rebels. […]