Tag: Col. Igor Strelkov

On 2nd Anniversary of MH17, Still Waiting for Dutch Prosecutors’ Report, But More Evidence of Kremlin’s Complicity

July 17, 2016

On the second anniversary of the downing of Flight MH17 by Russian-backed militants, killing all 298 aboard, the Dutch prosecutor’s report is still not ready, but more evidence of the Kremlin’s complicity has been obtained.

Two Russian Bloggers, Atheist and ‘Novorossiya’ Supporter Arrested for LiveJournal Posts

March 3, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Chechen school-teachers are putting little children up to supporting leader Ramzan Kadyrov, asking him not to leave when his term expires in April. 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 […]

Russia Update: Sputnik & Pogrom Editor Searched, ‘Extremism’ Criminal Case Opened

September 17, 2015

The home of Yegor Prosvirnin, editor-in-chief of a notorious ultranationalist web site called “Sputnik & Pogrom,” was searched this morning by agents of the Investigative Committee and the Anti-Extremism Center of the Interior Ministry, and his computer and electronic storage devices were seized. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following […]

Russia Update: Did Col. Strelkov Report the Downing of MH17 Before Other Social Media Users?

July 16, 2015

Pro-separatist social media indicates that the Russian-backed fighters bragged about downing a plane they thought was a Ukrainian AN-26 cargo plane. Yet outside of VKontakte or any other separatist social media, ultimately, it’s the official or loyal Russian press that contains the most damning trails of information about the separatists’ brag. Welcome to our column, […]

Russia Update: Finland Investigates Possible Foreign Submarine in its Waters

April 28, 2015

The Finnish military fired handheld underwater depth charges as a warning against a suspected foreign submarine in waters near the capital of Helsinki, Reuters reported. 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 […]

Russia Update: Volunteer Urals Fighters Return Home from ‘Lugansk People’s Republic’

April 17, 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. UPDATES BELOW Special features: – Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov –Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov –Novaya Gazeta Releases […]

Novaya Gazeta: ‘It is Seen as Correct to Initiate Annexation of Eastern Regions of Ukraine to Russia’

February 24, 2015

On February 21, Dmitry Muratov, the editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, gave an interview to Ekho Moskvy in which he described how his newspaper had obtained a sensational document that indicated the Kremlin had plans to annex Crimea and the Donbass at the same time — even before the toppling of former president Viktor Yanukovych. (For […]

Pursuing PR Victories, FSB Part of Russian Intelligence Failure in Ukraine, Soldatov and Borogan Say

January 8, 2015

Staunton, January 6 – Despite its much ballyhooed success in preventing any attack on the Sochi Olympics, the FSB has not had a good year in Ukraine, where its military competitor the GRU played the dominant role in the annexation of Crime and where its inability to predict developments in Ukraine constituted an intelligence failure […]

Russia Faces ‘Time of Troubles’ if Putin Doesn’t Occupy Ukraine, Strelkov Says

October 23, 2014

Staunton, October 19 – Russia faces a new “time of troubles” if Vladimir Putin doesn’t escalate the conflict in Ukraine and establish control over all its territory, according to Igor Strelkov, the former defense minister of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Peoples Republic. And he adds that Putin’s personal survival depends on such an escalation. In a […]