Tag: Institute of Modern Russia

The Interpreter Joins RFE/RL

December 23, 2015

We are proud to announce that, starting January 1, 2016, The Interpreter will be a special project of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Founded in May 2013, this online journal set out with the modest goal of translating articles from the Russian press, the better to lower the language barrier that separates journalists, analysts, policymakers, diplomats […]

Russia Update: Vladimir Kara-Murza Hospitalised In Moscow; ‘Poisoning Suspected’

May 27, 2015

Vladimir Kara-Murza, an opposition activist and journalist, has fallen severely ill in Moscow. 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. UPDATES BELOW Russia This Week: – Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead? – From Medal […]

Will An Aid Convoy Bring Hope Or War To Eastern Ukraine? Podcast – August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014

This week on The Interpreter podcast Boston College Professor Matt Sienkiewicz and The Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller the Russian ‘aid convoy’ headed to Ukraine, as well as the state of democratic society in both Russia and Ukraine. James explains what The Interpreter is, how it is funded, what its mission is, and the current […]

Sochi-2014: The Reverse Side of the Medal

February 4, 2014

As Friday’s opening ceremony draws near, the Institute of Modern Russia, of which¬†The Interpreter is a special project, has launched a comprehensive and interactive website detailing the myriad cases of corruption and controversies surrounding the Olympic Games in Sochi. The website, available in both English and Russian, presents “exclusive information on 26 Olympic-related objects, including […]

Russian Orphans Miss New Beginning After Adoption Ban

July 9, 2013

Since December, Americans have been banned from adopting Russian children. The ban is widely seen as revenge for the Magnitsky Act, a bill that banned Russian human rights offenders from entering or doing business with the United States. While many articles have been published about Russia’s stranded orphans or the American families that cannot adopt […]