Tag: INTERPOL

Russia Misleadingly Reports Khodorkovsky as ‘Wanted by Interpol,’ But Interpol Flatly Rejects

February 12, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Russian media reported misleadingly that businessman and former political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky was “wanted internationally” by Interpol, but Interpol today flatly rejected Russia’s request. 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. […]

Russia Update: Khodorkovsky Arrested in Absentia, Declared ‘Wanted,’ But Not on Interpol’s List

December 23, 2015

Russia’s Investigative Committee announced the arrest in absentia of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and declared him as wanted, but he is not on Interpol’s list. 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 Translations: –The […]

Epistles, S-300s, Warrants and Gay Rights

May 28, 2013

Here are some of the biggest Russia-focused stories from the past week: – In the wake of the Ryan Fogle spy debacle, and the endless debate on Syria, Obama and Putin have reverted to the 19th-century method of writing courier-delivered letters to each other instead of picking up a phone to discuss bilateral relations. According […]

Why INTERPOL Refused to Catch Givi Targamadze

May 14, 2013

On Saturday, Givi Targamadze returned to Georgia from Lithuania. This usually normal event turned out to be a sensation for the Russian state-controlled media, which featured headlines such as: “Disorders on Bolotnaya: Givi Targamadze Hides Out in Georgia.” But where should he be? He has a family and a job in Georgia. What is the […]