Tag: Russian opposition

AM News: ‘Rent-a-Crowd’ Sees Off Russian Olympic Team; MinFin to Slash Support for Small Business

July 29, 2016

The Russian Ministry of Finance is proposing to slash support of small and medium business nearly in half.

A Real Bellwether of Russian Attitudes and Kremlin Fears: Zhirinovsky’s Party Moves to the Left

May 16, 2016

Staunton, VA, May 16, 2016 – For obvious reasons, polls of Russian attitudes are anything but a good indicator of where Russians are heading; but there is a more reliable bellwether: the way that the Kremlin uses its pocket opposition figures such as Vladimir Zhirinovsky of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) as elections […]

Will the Russian Opposition Make it to the September Parliamentary Elections?

April 22, 2016

The Russian opposition made their first test of the upcoming fall elections in Barvikha, a prestigious suburb of Moscow where top Russian officials have their homes. When they uncovered obvious fraud there, they felt that Ella Pamfilova, the new head of the Central Elections Commission proposed by President Vladimir Putin

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 […]

Russia Update: European Court of Human Rights Rules That Russia Must Compensate Bolotnaya Demonstrator

January 5, 2016

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia must pay a total of 32,000 euros ($34,385) in compensation to a demonstrator who was wrongfully arrested. 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 […]