Tag: Igor Girkin

Russia This Week: ‘If Putin Sends in Troops’ (7-13 July)

July 12, 2014

Updated Daily. Refugees continue to flee armed conflict in southeastern Ukraine into Russia, but questions remain about how many of them there are, as both official and news reports differ substantially, and international relief organizations and journalists are not let into the border towns under a state of emergency. The retreat of Col. Igor Strelkov […]

Ukraine Day 111: Will Putin Back Away from the Russian Separatists?

June 8, 2014

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. View Ukraine: April, 2014 in a larger map For links to individual updates click on the timestamps. Below […]

Can a ‘Russian Orthodox Chekist’ Make a Revolution Abroad?

May 23, 2014

Staunton, May 23 – Igor Strelkov, defense minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic, has attracted attention because of his Moscow ties, but now a Russian news agency has suggested that he represents “an Orthodox Chekist at the head of a revolution” and asked the broader question — can an Orthodox oligarch carry out a […]

Kremlin Playing with Orthodox Terrorism Just as Tsars Did with Black Hundreds, Mitrokhin Says

May 20, 2014

Staunton, May 19 – The selection of Aleksandr Boroday and Igor Girkin to leading positions in the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Peoples Republic” in Ukraine not only shows the absence of mass support for that entity and its goals but shows that the Kremlin is playing with something many had assumed did not exist – “Orthodox terrorism,” […]

Is Separatist Colonel Strelkov the Kremlin’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Gone Out of Bounds?

May 19, 2014

Oleg Kashin, the prominent Russian blogger forced into exile in Europe after brutal attacks on him in his homeland, has an article at the independent web site slon.ru which is being avidly discussed on Russian social media. Titled “From Crimea to the Donbass: The Adventures of Igor Strelkov and Aleksandr Boroday,” the piece explores the […]