Tag: Pavel Gubarev

Russia This Week: Prosecutor Demands Return of Bashneft Shares to State (September 21-28)

September 26, 2014

Updated Daily. This week’s issue: – Ruble Falls To Record Low After Prosecutors Confirm Lawsuit to Nationalize Bashneft – What is Yevtushenkov’s Relationship to Support for Russian-Backed Separatists in Ukraine? – Prosecutor Demands Return of Bashneft Shares to State; Yevtushenkov To Remain Under House Arrest – Russians Polled Find Putin ‘Most Moral’ Figure; But Some […]

Russia This Week: Zhirinovsky Threatens to ‘Wipe Out’ Poland, Baltics (4-10 August)

August 10, 2014

Updated Daily. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev sprang two restrictive Internet decrees on providers and users this week, one requiring presentation of domestic passports to use public Internet cafes or wi-fi, and the other mandating operators of social media to collect more user data and make it available to Russian intelligence agencies. Mysteriously, a group calling […]

Novorossiya Theory Meets Novorossiya Reality in Donetsk

July 8, 2014

A press conference in Donetsk today organized by Russian ultranationalist leftist Sergei Kurginyan, together with pro-Russian separatist fighters in southeast Ukraine turned into a shouting match as the fighters accused this Muscovite championing their cause, who has been finding them supposedly private channels of military aid, of being out of touch with their war and […]