Tag: TV Rain

Masked Men Torch Home Of Man Who Publicly Complained About Chechen Authorities

May 13, 2016

After making a video appeal, condemning the Chechen authorities for misappropriating funds and failing to rebuild his war-torn village, Ramazan Dzhalaldinov was forced to flee the republic and his home has now been torched.

Relatives’ Homes of Grozny Terrorists Torched; Investigation Opens into RBC Managers

May 12, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The homes of relatives of terrorists who attacked a checkpoint in Grozny have been torched. A criminal investigation has been opened into top managers of independent news site RBC. 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. […]

Ramzan Kadyrov: The Kremlin’s Id

January 19, 2016

The Power Vertical, by RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore, is syndicated with permission by The Interpreter. Ramzan Kadyrov hasn’t gone rogue. Ramzan Kadyrov isn’t off message. Ramzan Kadyrov hasn’t jumped the shark. No, the mercurial Chechen leader is playing his role to a tee. After calling Vladimir Putin’s foes “enemies of the people,” and after the speaker of his rubber-stamp […]

Putin’s Anti-Terrorism, like Stalin’s Anti-Fascism, All about Expanding Moscow’s Influence Abroad

December 12, 2015

Staunton, December 9, 2015 Ever more people are drawing parallels between Vladimir Putin and Joseph Stalin, but there is one parallel that has attracted less attention than it should, Irina Pavlova suggests, and that is this: Putin now is using his anti-terrorist campaign in the same way Stalin used his anti-fascist one, not to defeat […]

Russia Update: Prosecutors To Inspect TV Rain For Violations Of Extremism And Labour Laws

December 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 here. Recent Translations: –The Non-Hybrid War –Kashin Explains His ‘Letter to Leaders’ on ‘Fontanka Office’ –TV Rain Interviews Volunteer Fighter Back from Donbass –‘I Was on Active […]

Internet Ushering In a New Middle Ages in Russia and Elsewhere, Klishin Says

May 18, 2015

Staunton, May 18 – It is comforting for many in the West to assume that what is taking place in Russia is something unique and far from them, but in fact, Ilya Klishin, the editor of the TV Rain site argues, what is happening in Russia as the result of the Internet is happening elsewhere […]

Russia Update: Russian Security Refusing to Allow Nemtsov’s Companion Duritskaya To Leave Russia

March 2, 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 here. UPDATES BELOW Anna Duritskaya, the Ukrainian companion of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was with him on the night of his murder is not being […]

Russia Update: Reaction to Terrorist Attack on Charlie Hebdo Journalists in Paris

January 8, 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 here, and see also our Russia This Week story The Guild War – How Should Journalists Treat Russian State Propagandists? and special features ‘Managed Spring’: How Moscow […]