Aleksey Venediktov, editor-in-chief of Russia’s only remaining independent radio station, resigned from the board of directors of the radio company, citing a dispute with the general manager about funding from Gazprom.
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Attacks on Russian Journalists Indicate Return to Soviet Practices, New Forms of Repression in the Internet Age 2016-10-04 18:20:35 President Vladimir Putin has been steadily dismantling the independent press since coming to power in 2000. Some outlets have completely lost their independence and others still proclaiming independence are under immense pressure. In recent weeks, both […]
LIVE UPDATES: Vitaly Ruvinsky, editor-in-chief of the web site of Ekho Moskvy, described as the last independent radio in Russia was summoned to the Federal Security Service (FSB) for questioning. 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 […]
Over the last five years, Vladimir Putin has moved to rein in or even destroy a dozen of Russia’s formerly more independent media outlets, most recently RBC. And that prompts the question: whom will the Kremlin leader go after next?
LIVE UPDATES: Five Muscovites were arrested today in a demonstration in defense of jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko. 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. Recent Analysis and Translations: – Aurangzeb, Putin, Realism […]
The Power Vertical, by RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore, is syndicated with permission by The Interpreter. Ramzan Kadyrov hasn’t gone rogue. Ramzan Kadyrov isn’t off message. Ramzan Kadyrov hasn’t jumped the shark. No, the mercurial Chechen leader is playing his role to a tee. After calling Vladimir Putin’s foes “enemies of the people,” and after the speaker of his rubber-stamp […]
Is Ramzan Kadyrov going rogue? Or is he launching a Kremlin trial balloon by calling for opposition figures to be tried as traitors and enemies of the people? On the new Power Vertical Briefing, I discuss this issue with Pavel Butorin, editor in chief of RFE/RL’s Russian-language television program Current Time. Also on the Briefing, […]
Staunton, October 18 – Speaking at a small anti-war meeting in Moscow October 17, Lev Ponomaryev, head of the For Human Rights Movement, said that Russians must protest against Putin’s wars in Ukraine and Syria as Americans did about Vietnam and stop them or they will face even more aggressive wars in the future. The […]
Staunton, March 5 – On the 62 anniversary of his death today, Stalin continues to cast an ever darker shadow over Russia, sparking debates about how he should best be remembered. But beyond these symbols, the influence of Stalin on the thinking of Vladimir Putin and his regime is increasingly obvious and strong, as Moscow […]