Russia This Week: ‘The Bear is Not Going To Ask Permission of Anyone’ (October 20-26)

October 24, 2014
President Vladimir Putin at the Valdai Club, October 24, 2014. Photo by RIA Novosti

Updated Daily. This week’s issue:

TV Rain Selects Most-Discussed Quotations from Putin’s Speech
At Valdai, Putin Lauded by Sycophants and ‘Realists’
Russian Soldiers Still in Ukraine; Kremlin Announces Compensation for Missing and Killed Servicemen
Former Lenta.ru Editor Launches Medusa in Riga; TV Rain Evicted in Moscow
Putin’s Neo-Imperialism and the Price of Oil

Last week’s issue:

Soldiers’ Mothers Activist Arrested, Had Pressed Cases of Russian Soldiers in Killed in Ukraine
Gorbachev Confirms There Was No NATO ‘Non-Expansion’ Pledge
Poland Arrests Russian Lt. Colonel and Lawyer on Suspicion of ‘Espionage’
Two American Journalism Professors Detained in St. Petersburg at Workshop
Harassment Continues of Pskov Legislator Who Investigated Soldiers’ Deaths
Russian Liberals Criticize Navalny’s Interview on Crimea, Putin
Ekho Moskvy Interview with Navalny: ‘We Have to Stop Sponsoring the War’
Members of Presidential Human Rights Council Raise ‘Information War’ Against Ukraine, Crimean Tatar Disappearances with Putin
Sakharov Center in Moscow Attacked During LGBT Meeting
Poitras Made No New Interviews with Snowden for ‘Citizenfour’; He Refused Her in Moscow
Hundreds of Russians Poisoned, 25 Dead in ‘Spice’ Drug Epidemic

Previous week’s issue:
Belarusian Dictator Challenges Putin’s ‘Russian World’ With Support of Ukrainian Integrity
Dozens of Ukrainian Soccer Fans Detained in Belarus for Anti-Putin Song
Russian Justice Ministry Files Lawsuit to Liquidate Russian Memorial Society
What’s Going On With Major-General Igor Bezler of the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’?
Russian Journalists Mark 8th Anniversary of Assassination of Anna Politkovskaya

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