Tag: Dima Yakovlev Law

Russia and Front National: Following the Money

May 3, 2015

A new leak of the text messages originating from a hacked smartphone of a high-ranking officer of Russia‚Äôs Presidential Administration sheds further light on the relations between the Russian authorities and their far-right allies in France. The hackers from the Anonymous International have disclosed thousands of text messages sent to and by Timur Prokopenko, deputy […]

Twenty-Five Questions for Putin

January 14, 2014

In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a very long press conference. However, many organizations were not allowed to attend, and the kind of hard-hitting questions we’d expect if there were freedom of the press in Russia were not asked. Three days before the event, The New Times published this brave piece of journalism – […]

Moscow Will Respond if U.S. Expands Magnitsky List

December 16, 2013

Earlier, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, said that before the end of the year Washington could expand the “Magnitsky list”, which includes individuals who have been denied entry into the U.S. and whose property and accounts in U.S. banks are to be frozen. Moscow will respond in kind in case the “Magnitsky list” […]

The First Glow of Real Politics

November 22, 2013

Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin has perhaps always been rivals, but it’s clear that Putin is the alpha politician in their relationship. Last week, this dynamic came into the spotlight once again when Medvedev criticized a piece of legislation proposed by Putin. The President responded by essentially telling Medvedev that if he didn’t like it […]

Russian Orphans Miss New Beginning After Adoption Ban

July 9, 2013

Since December, Americans have been banned from adopting Russian children. The ban is widely seen as revenge for the Magnitsky Act, a bill that banned Russian human rights offenders from entering or doing business with the United States. While many articles have been published about Russia’s stranded orphans or the American families that cannot adopt […]