Tag: Iron curtain

Putin Rebuilding the Iron Curtain in His Typical ‘Hybrid’ Fashion

June 21, 2015

Staunton, June 20 – Many people continue to carry with them an image of the iron curtain as consisting of barbed wire, concrete blocks, raked earth, and KGB guards. That was certainly part of the institution of isolation that the Soviet government imposed on its own people and its empire in Eastern Europe. But it […]

Putin’s Moves To Kill Ekho Moskvy Demand a US Response

November 10, 2014

Staunton, November 8 – Vladimir Putin’s moves to silence Ekho Moskvy, the Russian capital’s last independent radio station, and thus establish a virtual monopoly over the broadcast media in Moscow demand a US response, something Washington can and must do if it is to effectively counter the Kremlin leader’s aggressive course. That response should at […]

In Russia, Iron Curtain Falls Not at the End of the Play But Much Earlier

August 12, 2014

Staunton, August 12 – Aleksei Levinson, a sociologist at the Levada Center, says that iron curtains like the one now being erected around Russia are a political strategy that reflects weakness rather than strength and that its appearance is not the end of the story but somewhere in the beginning. In an interview published in this […]