Russia-backed fighters shelled Ukrainian positions 34 times all along the front line, with one Ukrainian soldier killed and two wounded.
LIVE UPDATES: In the confusion following the terrorist attacks on the airport and metro in Brussels, where 31 have already been killed and at least 130 injured, a strange accusation emerged from Russia’s propaganda TV LifeNews: two Belarusian brothers and their Dagestani friend who now has Belarusian citizenship were claimed to have been arrested for […]
Leonid Volkov, an opposition activist who organized independent monitoring of local elections and protested government harassment of alternative candidates is now facing a trumped-up case of “obstructing the media” for refusing to give an interview to pro-Kremlin TV channel LifeNews. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in […]
Staunton, May 18 –As he has done each week in recent times, Dmitry Bukovsky of Kyiv’s Delovaya Stolitsa provides a useful checklist of the top five “propaganda myths, fakes and stupidities of the Kremlin” about Ukraine. But another commentator, Yevgeny Kuzmenko, notes that Moscow’s activities are making it ever more difficult for Ukrainians to learn […]
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. The Russian Interior Ministry has denounced the order of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to shoot on unauthorized police from outside his republic, but Kadyrov has denied […]
On January 8, before the terrorists believed responsible were even caught, the mainstream Russian media ran an interview in which a noted political commentator explicitly blamed U.S. intelligence for the murderous attack on Charlie Hebdo‘s Paris office on January 7. The extended interview with Alexey Martynov was carried on LifeNews.ru, which is not state-run but which follows the […]
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Staunton, July 27 – In a Facebook post that has been picked up by various Armenian outlets, Tigran Khemalyan, a noted filmmaker, sharply criticizes those ethnic Armenians who have become more Russian than the patriarch and who are promoting Russian great power attitudes of hostility and suspicion to everything non-Russian. Among these “’prophets’ of Russism,” […]