Tag: Dmitry Gudkov

‘If the Russian Elite is to Preserve Itself, It Must Change,’ Gudkov Says

November 5, 2015

Staunton, November 5 – Many commentators are speculating on whether Russia’s elite groups, now threatened by Vladimir Putin’s policies, will find a way to remove him from office and install someone more to their liking. Andrey Piontkovsky has focused particular attention on this issue. But this is only part of a larger issue, Dmitry Gudkov […]

Russia Update: Legislators Receive Responses from Military Officials on Soldiers Killed in Combat in Ukraine

November 11, 2014

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. Russian legislators finally received an answer to their queries from military authorities about soldiers killed in combat in Ukraine — which is that they can’t say, it’s a “state secret.” […]

Russia Update: The Media’s ‘Sputnik Moment’

November 10, 2014

Welcome to our new column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. A mysterious toxic gas spreads across Moscow, and the Kremlin’s promise to reorganize the Russian media landscape is several steps closer to completion.

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 […]