S-300 surface-to-air missile tests were successfully launched this morning, Ukrainian officials report.
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 here. UPDATES BELOW Special features: – Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov –Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov –Novaya Gazeta Releases […]
Valery Morozov is a whistleblowing businessman who fell foul of the Russian authorities in Sochi after reporting state bribery. He has been granted political asylum in Great Britain. Morozov posts this dramatic story. What starts as a conversation about Sochi, and corruption in Russia in general, ends in a revelation about the theft of one […]
This analysis appeared in Ekho Moskvy, traditionally a more liberal outlet that often criticizes Putin. Though long, it is a fascinating analysis of the dynamic between Putin, Obama, and Assad, and argues that Putin, like “The Godfather,” manipulated the situation in order to come out on top. – Ed. “I read in his face a […]
Kommersant publishes this article, claiming that Russia will go ahead and deliver the S-300, a powerful anti-aircraft system, to Iran. However, Interfax news agency has published an article which disputes this claim. Their source says that the delivery of the modified S-300 system can’t be excluded, but that no plan has yet been put into […]
This article is a translation from September 2, and is a snapshot in time. Some of the information has changed since this has been published. For instance, there are more American warships heading to the Mediterranean, Congress now looks like it is closer to authorizing strikes, new public opinion polls show a shift in momentum […]