Tag: Iosif Kobzon

Russia Update: Le Pen Visits Moscow

May 26, 2015

French actor Gerard Depardieu, now a Russian citizen, will give a concert in Donetsk, the self-proclaimed “People’s Republic of Donetsk” cultural official announced. Two concerts are also planned by Russian performer Iosif Kobzon, also a Russian-backed separatist reporter. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including […]

Another Pastor Niemöller Moment Passes in Moscow

April 25, 2015

Staunton, April 24 – Perhaps the most searing self-indictment of those who watch the onset of totalitarianism but do not protest — because they remain convinced that only someone else will be its targets and its victims — was offered in 1946 by German Protestant Pastor Martin Niemöller. Speaking in the rubble of the defeated […]