Tag: pogroms

Murderers Of Opposition Figures In Russia Rarely Caught, Those Behind Them Almost Never

March 11, 2015

Staunton, March 9 – In the increasingly Orwellian world that is Vladimir Putin’s Russia, one in which the lie is the truth, it is important to remember that “with rare exceptions,” the murders of those the authorities don’t like are “not solved. Sometimes, those who carried the out are found, but those who ordered them […]

Russia Update: Large Russian Military Staging Ground Detected Near Ukrainian Border

January 7, 2015

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

Russian Conservatives Organize to Oppose Russian Nationalists

June 24, 2014

Staunton, June 23 Encouraged by Vladimir Putin’s support for traditional values and convinced that ethnic Russian nationalism could lead to the disintegration of the Russian Federation, self-proclaimed Russian conservatives are seeking to promote a supra-national movement which draws heavily on the ideas of pre-1917 monarchist organizations. The publication of “Notebooks on Conservatism” in Moscow has […]

Russia This Week: Translator, Human Rights Activist Killed in Slavyansk With Journalist (19-24 May)

May 25, 2014

Updated Daily. The Chinese-Russian gas deal is getting mixed reviews, depending on what observers think of Putin in the first place. LifeNews reporters are still being held by Ukrainian authorities on charges they helped armed separatists, sparking a debate in the regional journalist community about embedding with insurgents. Russian liberals are concerned that Putin’s aggressive […]

Xenophobia in Russia at an All-Time High, Experts Say

March 20, 2014

Staunton, March 20 – Xenophobia and hate crimes against members of other ethnic groups, after having declined in Russia between 2009 and 2012, have now risen to unprecedented levels, the result of what many see as the Putin regime’s backing for ethnic Russian pride, according to experts in Moscow. In yesterday’s Yezhednevny Zhurnal, Vera Alperovich says […]

Interpreter Podcast: Ukraine, Russian State Media, and Putinology

December 11, 2013

Every Wednesday, The Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller will be speaking with Dr. Matt Sienkiewicz, a professor at Boston College, about the major headlines of the week. If you have questions you’d like Matt to address in future episodes, feel free to tweet to him: @mediastudied. If you have feedback on the content feel free to tweet to James: @MillerMENA. […]

“Their Brains Are Like a Wrecking Ball”

October 14, 2013

Just as angry anti-migrant mobs raged in the provincial town of Pugachev and in St. Petersburg last summer, on Sunday night rioters rampaged in the drab industrial district of Biryulyovo in Moscow surrounding one of the largest vegetable warehouses in Europe. Two separate incidents led to arrests of some 450 people, 23 were wounded including […]