Tag: DPR

‘Donetsk Peoples Republic’ Declares Itself Successor to 1918 Bolshevik Statelet

February 7, 2015

Staunton, February 7 – The so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) has declared itself to be the successor to the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic which existed nominally within Soviet Russia in February-March 1918 between Ukraine’s signing a treaty with Germany and Soviet Russia’s signing the treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The 1918 variant presented itself as a response […]

‘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 […]

Novaya Gazeta Editor: Boroday Called Moscow Press About Downing of Civilian Airliner

August 13, 2014

In a 7 August radio interview with Karina Orlova of the program “Separate Opinion” on Ekho Moskvy, Dmitry Muratov, editor of Novaya Gazeta, commented on the resignation of Aleksandr Boroday from the post of “prime minister” in the self-declared “Donetsk People’s Republic,” and discussed a persistent claim recently in independent media in Moscow: that Boroday […]