Tag: Edward Snowden

What Edward Snowden Can Expect Under Russian Law

June 28, 2013

Former NSA employee Edward Snowden, who remains in the transit area at Sheremetyevo Airport, could remain there indefinitely, even as the US attempts to have him extradited for the disclosure of information about government surveillance of electronic communications. This matter is regulated in Russia under Art. 31 of the Law on Entry and Exit. According […]

Russia’s Hypocrisy on Snowden

June 27, 2013

[This article, written in two parts, analyzes the attempts by Russia’s ruling party to restrict internet privacy, and compares the operations of the Russian Federation to the US PRISM program unveiled by Edward Snowden.—Ed.] The harassment of non-profit organizations, the toughening of the law on public rallies, the teeth-gritting propaganda of the federal television channels, […]

Russian Media Reactions to Edward Snowden

June 26, 2013

Russian media outlets are reporting that Edward Snowden, the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor and National Security Agency employee, is spending his third day in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. Moskovsky Komsomolets says Snowden is likely staying in a Japanese “capsule” hotel without windows to ensure privacy, and likens him to a legendary Indian who was said […]

Rebels, Rosneft and Snowden

June 24, 2013

Here’s a quick summary of the day’s biggest news: -The back and forth, tit-for-tat verbal recriminations continue between Russia and, well, the rest of the world. Russia continues to supply “legal” arms to the Assad regime, while accusing the rest of the world of undermining a potential “political solution” when they support the Syrian rebels. […]

Protests, Whistleblowers, Political Parties and Blasphemy Laws

June 12, 2013

Here’s a list of some of today’s top news stories: -Moscow saw a large opposition rally in support of the arrested protestors who are set to go on trial from last year’s “Bolotnaya” protests. Estimates of the crowd’s size vary depending on sources, ranging from 6,000 to 30,000. The protest also saw the attendance of […]