Russia Update

Defense Ministry Announces New Information Operations Troops for Cyber Warfare; Political Prisoner Dadin’s Sentence Overturned

February 22, 2017

Live Updates: Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Russia’s new Information Operations Troops which will be engaged in cyber warfare. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: ‘Hybrid Cyberwars’: Are the Russian Hackers’ Arrests About American or Internal Russian issues? Don’t Forget About ‘Soft Power’ Part of Russia’s ‘Hybrid War’ in Ukraine: Russian Activist […]

Trump Asks Flynn to Resign; US Says Russian Cruise Missile Violates Treaty; Protesters Ring St. Isaac’s

LIVE UPDATES: President Donald Trump has asked national security advisor Michael Flynn to resign after FBI intercepts of his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US indicated he gave “incomplete information” and withheld that the lifting of sanctions were discussed. The US says a Russian cruise missile is in violation of a 1987 arms-control […]

Despite Legal Uncertainties, Navalny Vows to Continue Presidential Campaign, But Federal Law Not on His Side

February 10, 2017

Supporters of opposition leader Alexey Navalny have debated the Constitutional interpretation of Russian law that might allow him to run for president despite his recent criminal conviction. But federal law is not on his side.

Latest Bulletin on Kara-Murza, Jr: Stable But Serious Condition, Heart Improved; Law-Enforcers Confirm Poison Diagnosis

February 7, 2017

LIVE UPDATES: Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr., journalist and activist in the Russian opposition remains in serious condition on life support with the same symptoms as his poisoning in 2015. The previous issue is here. Recent Analysis and Translations: ‘Hybrid Cyberwars’: Are the Russian Hackers’ Arrests About American or Internal Russian issues? Don’t Forget About ‘Soft Power’ […]