Tag: Novaya Gazeta

How Many Russians Are Fighting for ISIS? A Brief History of The Kremlin’s Arbitrary Numbers

December 20, 2016

Reports of precise numbers and accounts of tracking Islamist fighters as they leave Russia and return open up the question of how much the FSB controls these fighters, not only to gather intelligence but to perform missions.

Blood And Gold: Smuggling And Murder In Ukraine’s Grey Zone

December 5, 2016

The war in Ukraine, having cost more than 9,000 lives since it begun in the spring of 2014, has now entered a relatively stagnant phase. No major offensives have occurred since Russian regular forces assaulted the city of Debaltsevo in February, 2015. Along the static front lines, warfare more closely resembles that of the First […]

AM News: Kerry and Lavrov Discuss Syria; Police Detain Mothers, Journalists at Beslan Ceremony

September 1, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed possible cooperation on Syria in a telephone call. Mothers of children killed by terrorists and journalists detained at memorial ceremony in Beslan.

Kuban Farmers Continue Protest Convoy Despite Police Stops; Truckers’ Movement Joins Them

August 23, 2016

Today a convoy of farmers from Krasnodar Territory who are attempting to go all the way to Moscow to complain about illegal land confiscations in the Kuban region vowed to continue their “march” despite frequent stops by police.

Getting The News From Chechnya – The Crackdown On Free Press You May Have Missed

March 16, 2016

When a minivan with eight Russian and European journalists and human rights activists was attacked on March 9 by a band of professional thugs near the border of Ingushetia and Chechnya last week, the story was covered briefly in some world news outlets but didn’t attract much attention. Putin’s war in Syria has distracted from […]