Tag: May Day

Russia Update: May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

Thousands of Muscovites marched in May Day parades calling for peace and labor as in the old days of the Soviet Union. 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 […]

In Pursuit of Stability, Putin is Turning Against Private Sector, Gontmakher Says

May 1, 2014

Staunton, May 1 – Vladimir Putin is taking care of his basic electorate, pensioners and government employees, at the expense of the private sector, Yevgeny Gontmakher says. And because Moscow increasingly lacks the funds to do so, the Kremlin leader will take ever more money from business, a shift popular in the near term but […]

Soviet-Style May Day Celebrations Making a Comeback under Putin

Staunton, May 1 – Today, for the first time since the end of the Soviet Union and reflecting what Russian commentators say is a patriotic “wave” and “nostalgia” for the USSR, a May Day parade is passing through Red Square — although Vladimir Putin is not atop the Lenin Mausoleum, as his Soviet predecessors were, […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 73: Has Russia Already Won Eastern Ukraine?

One day after Ukraine’s interim President said his government was “helpless” against Russian-backed militants who keep capturing government buildings, Russia warns Ukraine to withdraw its own troops from the border. 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 […]