Tag: Prosecutor General

Madonna Has Violated Visa Regulations

August 5, 2013

The Prosecutor General’s Office has responded to a complaint filed by Vitaly Milonov, a member of St. Petersburg legislature, regarding the concerts by Madonna and Lady Gaga. The humanitarian visas issued to the performers, were used for commercial activities, which is against the law. The supervisory authority is considering options to notify the Foreign Ministry and […]

Migration Crisis in North Caucasus, Part 2

July 16, 2013

Yesterday, I wrote about how the unrest in Pugachev, where anti-Chechen riots broke out following the murder of a local paratrooper, was the result of the weak migration regime that has allowed ethnic resentments to grow unhindered. Ethnic tension, however, are only part of the puzzle. The bigger picture comprises the ineffective way in which […]

Why INTERPOL Refused to Catch Givi Targamadze

May 14, 2013

On Saturday, Givi Targamadze returned to Georgia from Lithuania. This usually normal event turned out to be a sensation for the Russian state-controlled media, which featured headlines such as: “Disorders on Bolotnaya: Givi Targamadze Hides Out in Georgia.” But where should he be? He has a family and a job in Georgia. What is the […]

The Levada Center is a “Foreign Agent”

May 8, 2013

The Prosecutor General’s Office has completed an inspection of the Yuri Levada Analytical Center, an independent non-profit organization and one of Russia’s most respected sociological services. According to the information obtained by Mr. Yuri Chaika’s agency, between December 26, 2012 and March 24, 2013, the Center received about 3.9 million rubles from abroad, a source in […]