Tag: Vyacheslav Volodin

Short-Term Military Contracts for Foreign Operations Approved; Kiriyenko Named Deputy Chief of Staff

October 5, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The Russian parliament as approved short-term military contracts abroad. Sergei Kiriyenko, former head of Rosatom, has been appointed deputy chief of the presidential staff. 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. […]

Russia Update: Moscow Investigators Prevented from Questioning Geremeyev

April 9, 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 Russia This Week: – What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup? – Can We Be Satisfied With the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov? – All […]

Russia Update: Top Kremlin Official Meets with Regional Governors, Who Complain About Lack of Power

February 3, 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 stories ‘Anti-Maidan’ Launched by Nationalists, Cossacks, Veterans, Bikers and The Guild War – How Should Journalists Treat Russian State […]

‘Managed Spring’: How Moscow Parted Easily with the ‘Novorossiya’ Leaders

December 9, 2014

Novaya Gazeta’s correspondent Pavel Kanygin, among the best chroniclers of the Russian-backed separatist leaders in the Donbass, published a good round up on December 8 on the fate of the Russian-backed separatists, titled “Managed Spring,” in a reference to the concept of the “managed democracy” of President Vladimir Putin. He covers Colonel Igor Strelkov (Girkin), […]