Tag: Dmitry Medvedev

Kyrgyz Native Suspected in St. Petersburg Metro Terrorist Attack; Truckers on Strike; Medvedev Condemns Navalny

April 4, 2017

The Russian Investigative Committee has identified a Kyrgyz native as the suspect in the bombing of the St. Petersburg metro yesterday in which 14 were killed and 51 injured.

Ukraine Association Agreement Rejected In Dutch Referendum

April 7, 2016

A non-binding referendum in the Netherlands has rejected the ratification of the EU Association Agreement with Ukraine, following a campaign backed by Eurosceptic parties across the wider EU.

A Double Baker’s Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 23

March 8, 2016

A Double Baker’s Dozen of Neglected Russian Stories – No. 23 2016-03-08 02:14:25 Staunton, VA, February 19, 2016 – The flood of news stories from a country as large, diverse and strange as the Russian Federation often appears to be is far too large for anyone to keep up with. But there needs to be a way […]

The Great Manipulator

February 24, 2016

Dmitry Medvedev recently played a telling little head game. When the Russian prime minister said at the Munich Security Conference that Moscow and the West had “slid into a new Cold War,” he essentially created a damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t situation. “If the West agrees that it is a new Cold War, then it automatically acknowledges Russia’s global-power […]

Putin in Syria: Russian Response To Downing Of Jet Hardens

November 25, 2015

The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Russian Jets Reportedly Bomb Aid Convoy Near Turkish Border 2015-11-25 17:55:17 The Turkish IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation reports that an aid convoy has been bombed, reportedly by Russian jets, in the Syrian border town of Azaz. fetching tweet… fetching tweet… While the […]

Putin in Syria: Bashar in Moscow

October 21, 2015

LIVE UPDATES: Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad made a surprise visit to Moscow last night. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. Is Assad Gaining Ground? Today’s Syria Battle Summary 2015-10-21 19:58:18 As we reported earlier, there are reports that the Assad regime is advancing near Aleppo, making slow gains […]

When a Preposition is Predetermination – Putin Began His Attack on Ukrainian Statehood in 2004

April 7, 2015

Staunton, April 7 — Vladimir Putin stopped using the preposition “v” or “in” Ukraine in 2004, reverting to the older form “na” or “on,” in official government documents, an indication that the Kremlin leader did not view Ukraine as a country but rather as a Russian borderland, according to Andrey Illarionov. From the time he […]

‘Conspiracy Of Generals’ Could Lead To Putin’s Ouster

March 12, 2015

Staunton, March 12 — Andrey Illarionov, an economist who earlier served as an advisor to Vladimir Putin, says that future historians may describe what is happening in Moscow now as “a conspiracy of the generals” — or more precisely as a behind-the-scenes battle between a former lieutenant colonel (Putin) and three senior generals. As the […]

A New Crisis Breaks Out over the Fate of Lake Baika

March 11, 2015

Staunton, February 28 — For most of the last generation, people in Eurasia and around the world have been on a death watch for the Aral Sea. That vigil is now over: the Aral Sea has died. But a serious new if quite different crisis has now broken out regarding Lake Baikal, relations between a […]