Tag: Moldova

Ukraine Liveblog Day 35: Russia’s ‘Sizeable’ And ‘Ready’ Forces on the Border

March 24, 2014

Ukraine has ordered its forces to retreat from Crimea, and NATO has warned that Russia has “sizeable” and “ready” forces at Ukraine’s borders. 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 providing this valuable information service by making […]

Sanctions on Moscow, No Matter How Severe, Won’t be Effective, Shevtsova Warns

March 22, 2014

Staunton, March 22 — Since World War II, Western governments have often imposed sanctions to show their displeasure about this or that action, but such sanctions “never were effective” in returning the world to “the status quo ante.” Instead, they highlighted the lack of accord within the West and were even used by powers like […]

Russia’s ‘Surreal’ Geography Threatens the World, Georgian Writer Says

March 19, 2014

Staunton, March 19 – In the past, “every country had its own map, each of which was more or less different,” a Georgian writer says, but with Marco Polo and Google, most came to accept a similar map of the world, one in which borders are clear and fixed. But Russians remain an exception. According […]

Pussy Riot Member: “I Admit – Yes I Fear for My Fate”

October 23, 2013

Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is missing. Authorities say that she has been transferred to another prison, but her lawyers and family have had no contact with her since October 21st. Some have suggested that, based on standing regulations, she will be able to contact the outside world within five days of transfer.  Below, we have published a […]

Almost 200,000 Moldovans Will Be Denied Entry Into Russia

October 1, 2013

Russia has been in a trade war with Ukraine after the latter moved to enter the European Union instead of the Russian-made alternative, the Customs Union. In response, the Russian government has blocked imports from Ukraine, and even threatened to deport workers with Ukrainian accents, moves that have further isolated Russia from central and western […]