Tag: Ekho Moskvy

Attacks on Russian Journalists Indicate Return to Soviet Practices, New Forms of Repression in the Internet Age

October 4, 2016

FSB Searches Ekho Moskvy and Summons Editor-in-Chief for Interrogation Over Articles

July 5, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Vitaly Ruvinsky, editor-in-chief of the web site of Ekho Moskvy, described as the last independent radio in Russia was summoned to the Federal Security Service (FSB) for questioning. 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 […]

Dozens of Muscovites Arrested in Demonstration for Savchenko; Famous Writers, Journalists Sign Petition

March 8, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Five Muscovites were arrested today in a demonstration in defense of jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko. 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 Analysis and Translations: – Aurangzeb, Putin, Realism […]

Ramzan Kadyrov: The Kremlin’s Id

January 19, 2016

The Power Vertical, by RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore, is syndicated with permission by The Interpreter. Ramzan Kadyrov hasn’t gone rogue. Ramzan Kadyrov isn’t off message. Ramzan Kadyrov hasn’t jumped the shark. No, the mercurial Chechen leader is playing his role to a tee. After calling Vladimir Putin’s foes “enemies of the people,” and after the speaker of his rubber-stamp […]

Russians Must Stop Putin’s Wars the Way Americans Stopped War in Vietnam, Ponomaryev Says

October 24, 2015

Staunton, October 18 – Speaking at a small anti-war meeting in Moscow October 17, Lev Ponomaryev, head of the For Human Rights Movement, said that Russians must protest against Putin’s wars in Ukraine and Syria as Americans did about Vietnam and stop them or they will face even more aggressive wars in the future. The […]

Putin’s ‘Greatest Task’ Is To Become a New Stalin

March 5, 2015

Staunton, March 5 – On the 62 anniversary of his death today, Stalin continues to cast an ever darker shadow over Russia, sparking debates about how he should best be remembered. But beyond these symbols, the influence of Stalin on the thinking of Vladimir Putin and his regime is increasingly obvious and strong, as Moscow […]

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 […]