Tag: law-based state

Unlike in Ukraine, a Russian Maidan Would Likely Be Violent and Destructive, Shevtsova Says

July 10, 2015

Staunton, July 8 – “Unfortunately, Russia is different from present-day Ukraine in many ways,” Lilya Shevtsova says; and consequently, if a Maidan does occur there, it is likely to be different as well, violent rather peaceful, destructive rather than constructive, and divisive rather than unifying. In the course of an interview this week with Artyom […]

Three Serious Cases of Moscow’s Misuse of Law for Political Ends

October 20, 2014

Staunton, October 18 – Like many dictatorships, the Russian government of Vladimir Putin likes to use “legal” means to oppress its population, because that sleight of hand gives the patina of legality to what it is doing, thus confusing both its own people and even more those abroad who might otherwise condemn it. But three […]