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Terror, Provocations, or Military Exercises? Regional Media on Border Clashes, Prospects for War

August 11, 2016

The Russian and Ukrainian media are avidly investigating the claims made by Russia’s Federal Security Service regarding two alleged Crimean border clashes. The opinion is that war will escalate due to the Kremlin’s vow to respond to the clashes and other factors.

AM News: NTV Claims Sky News Hired Actors for Show on Mercenaries; Kasyanov Attacked

August 10, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Sky News broadcast their investigation of Russian mercenaries in Syria, and Russia’s NTV claimed actors were used. 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. Recent Analysis and Translations: – The Kremlin […]

AM News: Putin Meets with Erdogan; Spanish Police Allege Russian Banker is Mobster

August 9, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met today in St. Petersburg, the first time since the Turkish downing of the Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border. 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 […]