See bottom of entry for updates It appears that this news may have been posted prematurely, perhaps after a mistake made by a Russia MP. The initial report that Snowden had accepted asylum in Venezuela came from parliamentarian Alexy Pushkov’s official Twitter account. That Tweet was quickly deleted, and several Russia officials expressed confusion […]
Investigators are saying that the journalist shot and killed today in Dagestan was “likely to have been assassinated because of his work,” according to RIA Novosti. Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev, an editor at local newspaper “Novoe Delo,” died in his car outside his house in Makhachkala, the regional capital, after it was fired on at about 7:00 […]
Even Russia efforts to modernize have been undermined by systemic problems routed in an outdated system of isolation and control. Russia has failed to reap the benefits of its membership in the WTO while still suffering from many of the drawbacks of joining the system.