Tag: Adam Delimkhanov

Defendants in Nemtsov Murder Case Say They Stalked Him for Months, Aborting 3 Attempts to Kill Him

January 6, 2016

Two defendants in the murder case of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov said they stalked him long before February 27, the date of his assassination, and staged several aborted attempts to kill him before then. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign […]

Russia Update: Court Rules No Grounds for Interrogating Kadyrov and Associates in Nemtsov Murder Case

October 14, 2015

Following a determination by the Investigative Committee, a Moscow Court ruled today that there were no grounds for interrogating Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and his close associates in the murder case of Boris Nemtsov despite the ties of the suspects to them. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day […]

Russia Update: Chief Investigator in Nemtsov Case Replaced

May 15, 2015

The prosecutor has been changed in the murder investigation of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. 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. UPDATES BELOW Russia This Week: – From Medal of Valor to […]

Russia This Week: All the Strange Things Going on in Moscow

March 14, 2015

In Russia This Week, you will find links to the stories of Russia Update in the last week and to special features, plus an article following up on the news and trending topics below. Last issue: Remembering Boris Nemtsov, Insider and Outsider (1959-2015) This Week’s Top Stories: – Kremlin Publishes New Picture of Putin Amid […]

Russia Update: Chechen Suspects in Nemtsov Murder Withdraw Confessions, Say Were Tortured

March 11, 2015

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. Vladimir Putin has awarded medals to Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov even after his praise of a suspect in the murder of Boris Nemtsov, and has also […]

Russia This Week: How Many Refugees Are There from Ukraine?

July 4, 2014

Updated Daily. The Russian government’s numbers of “110,000” refugees from the armed conflict in Ukraine are clearly exaggerated, even if there are likely at least tens of thousands, but with reporters barred from the area and towns under declared states of emergency, it’s difficult to get the real story. The US government has added Chechen […]

Bastrykin’s Humiliation

December 18, 2013

The man recently installed to head Chechnya’s Investigative Committee — a body tantamount to Russia’s FBI — has been sacked by Vladimir Putin in a high-profile embarrassment for the Committee’s overall head, Alexander Bastrykin. It appears that Sergei Bobrov has been relieved of his duties for attempting to do his job properly in Kadyrov’s murky […]