Kings of the Olympic Contracts

May 3, 2013

An astronomical 1.136 trillion rubles ($36.4 billion) has already been spent on the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. In the 305 days remaining until the opening of the Games, another plus or minus 390 billion rubles will be spent.  Mainly companies close to Vladimir Putin are appropriating these billions, claims Boris Nemtsov, one of the opposition […]

Bring the Car, Kirillov!

May 1, 2013

The little person in this case is Yan Kirillov, aged 3 years and 4 months. A  year and a half ago, he stopped talking. Doctors confirm that reason for  this pathology is the psychological trauma received as a result of his father’s arrest. On Monday in Khoroshevsky District Court in Moscow, the criminal case of […]

Pavel Astakhov Charged with Plagiarism of His Dissertation

April 8, 2013

Sergei Parkhomenko has posted a detailed excerpt of the Ph.D. thesis of child ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, titled “Legal Conflicts and Contemporary Forms of Their Resolution.” As Parkhomenko claims, Astakhov’s dissertation was practically completely falsified. Kommersant: How was this dissertation verified? SP: It was verified in the same way that an enormous numbers of dissertations are […]

Kadyrov’s Thugs

April 4, 2013

“Kadyrov’s bodyguards” have been released once again. The generals promised: those who have kidnapped and tortured people in Moscow will be punished, will go to jail and will face trial. But they’re already free. We demand an answer from the Russian Federation Investigative Committee, the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the […]