Tag: Arkady Rotenberg

Panama Papers Reveal Trail Of Money Circling President Putin

April 4, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: A vast trove of documents have been leaked from a Panama-based offshore services firm, revealing a large network of schemes involving Russian officials and close associates of President Vladimir Putin. 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 […]

Kremlin Tries to Pre-Empt Critical Report on Putin, His Family and Cronies

March 29, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is seeking comment on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his entourage, which has led to media speculation that a new investigative report on Putin’s wealth may appear. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s […]

Russia Update: Police Barring Truckers From Joining Protest As Propaganda Machine Starts Up

December 5, 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. Recent Translations: –The Non-Hybrid War –Kashin Explains His ‘Letter to Leaders’ on ‘Fontanka Office’ –TV Rain Interviews Volunteer Fighter Back from Donbass –‘I Was on Active […]

‘Novorossiya’ and the ‘Fifth Column’ Around the Kremlin: Novaya Gazeta Interview with Boroday

August 18, 2014

Pavel Kanygin, special correspondent for the independent Russian online newspaper Novaya Gazeta has been interviewing a number of the pro-Russian separatists and other political figures in Ukraine for some time. [See our translation of his interview with former Yanukovych Aide Anna German—The Interpreter). Kanygin himself was once kidnapped by the Russian-backed separatists and freed on […]

Sochi-2014: The Reverse Side of the Medal

February 4, 2014

As Friday’s opening ceremony draws near, the Institute of Modern Russia, of which The Interpreter is a special project, has launched a comprehensive and interactive website detailing the myriad cases of corruption and controversies surrounding the Olympic Games in Sochi. The website, available in both English and Russian, presents “exclusive information on 26 Olympic-related objects, including […]

Whose Idea Was It to Build a Winter Resort in the Warmest Part of Russia?

June 17, 2013

Boris Nemtsov has occupied many roles in post-Soviet Russia, both in government and in the parallel polis that is oppositional politics. He was first elected governor of Nizhny Novgorod, whose successful economic reforms in that region carved a political pathway that would ultimately take him into the deputy premiership under the Yeltsin government. Nemtsov has […]