Tag: Pavel Kanygin

Tabloids Revive Old And Debunked MH17 Conspiracies

April 25, 2016

With the upcoming broadcast of a BBC documentary on the conspiracy theories surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17, 2014, several media outlets, both Western and Russian, have revived some old and debunked claims. This morning, Britain’s┬áDaily Express ran, in a break from its usual staples of Princess Diana stories and […]

Russia Update: Supreme Court Approves Decree Making Casualties in Peace Time Secret

November 11, 2015

Russia’s Supreme Court has issued a final ruling that the presidential decree making secret information about military casualties in peace time is lawful. 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. Recent Translations: –The […]

‘Novorossiya’ and the ‘Fifth Column’ Around the Kremlin: Novaya Gazeta Interview with Boroday

August 18, 2014

Pavel Kanygin, special correspondent for the independent Russian online newspaper Novaya Gazeta has been interviewing a number of the pro-Russian separatists and other political figures in Ukraine for some time. [See our translation of his interview with former Yanukovych Aide Anna German—The Interpreter). Kanygin himself was once kidnapped by the Russian-backed separatists and freed on […]

Former Yanukovych Aide Gives Inside Assessment of May 25th Election in Ukraine

May 19, 2014

With only one week until presidential elections Ukraine, much is at stake but little is known about what to expect. So much attention has focused on what Russian President Vladimir Putin might do, on day-to-day attempts by Russian-backed separatists to take over administrative and security buildings in southeastern Ukraine, and on efforts by Ukrainian forces […]