Tag: Michael Weiss

Kremlin Propagandists Claim Browder Complicit in Magnitsky Death; He Sets Record Straight

April 15, 2016

Kremlin propaganda has reached a new low, claiming William Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Capital who has spent years campaigning for justice in the murder of his tax specialist Sergei Magnitsky, was somehow complicit in his murder.

Podcast: The Russian Fronts

March 4, 2016

A cease-fire in Ukraine was followed by an intervention in Syria. And now, a cease-fire in Syria is followed by a fresh escalation in Ukraine. Russia’s bait-and-switch tactics suggest the Kremlin is fighting one war with the West — albeit on two fronts. And on this week’s Power Vertical Podcast, we take a close look […]

Putin Rebuilding the Iron Curtain in His Typical ‘Hybrid’ Fashion

June 21, 2015

Staunton, June 20 – Many people continue to carry with them an image of the iron curtain as consisting of barbed wire, concrete blocks, raked earth, and KGB guards. That was certainly part of the institution of isolation that the Soviet government imposed on its own people and its empire in Eastern Europe. But it […]

Former Russian Intelligence Officers Behind Boisto “Track II” Talks – and Now the Flawed Minsk Agreement

February 12, 2015

On February 10, Marina Perevozkina of Moskovsky Komsomolets (MK) published an interview with former intelligence officer Leonid Reshetnikov, now director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISI) headlined “Idea of Minsk Agreements was Born in Finland.” It is a fascinating expose of the role some American scholars of Russia played in the confidential preludes to […]

Throwing a Wrench In Russia’s Propaganda Machine

June 18, 2014

UPDATED: RT, also known as Russia Today (that’s not entirely accurate anymore, but it’s a long story), is the English-language Russian media Goliath which has a lot to boast about. A 2012 Pew Research poll found that RT had the most Youtube videos of any news agency on the planet. The Kremlin-operated agency is now […]