Tag: enemies of the people

Lienz at 70 – a Tragedy Neither Moscow Nor the West Wants to Acknowledge

June 8, 2015

Staunton, June 7 – In these days 70 years ago, British forces forcibly returned to Soviet control more than 30,000 Cossacks and other Russians at the Austrian city of Lienz. Many but far from all fought on the German side during the war. At Yalta, Stalin demanded their return, and the Western allies agreed fearful […]

Putin Supporter Wants ‘Enemy of the People’ to Again Be a Criminal Charge

December 7, 2014

Staunton, December 6 – Moscow must restore the term “enemy of the people” as a criminal charge in order to defend Russia against the information war that has been unleashed against it by the West, according to Ilya Belous, a Yekaterinburg blogger and “patriotic” — that is, pro-Putin — activist. Speaking to a session of […]

Kremlin Denies Access to Soviet-Era Security Archives Another 30 Years

September 23, 2014

Staunton, September 19 – Moscow officials have confirmed that they will not declassify documents concerning the Soviet security services for another 30 years, a decision that was anticipated by a resolution of the Inter-Agency Commission on the Defense of State Secrets and one that means that it will remain impossible to research many key events […]

Surkov Behind Publishers of ‘National Traitors’ Lists, Shiryaev Says

April 21, 2014

Staunton, April 20 – Vladislav Surkov, who has served as a behind-the-scenes ideologist and operator for the Kremlin, has been involved in the funding of a Russian website that has done everything it can to boost Vladimir Putin and that now is producing lists of “national traitors,” according to Valery Shiryayev of Novaya Gazeta. That […]