Tag: pro-Russian

Johnson’s Russia List Spreads Invented Story About Germany Preparing Sanctions Against Kiev

February 11, 2015

Johnson’s Russia List, or JRL, run by David Johnson, is a widely-read and influential email newsletter and website, also referred to as a listserv, which publishes a regular compilation of English-language news on Russia from a variety of sources. On February 10, an interesting article with a rather shocking headline was included on that day’s list: […]

Moscow Backs Donbass Participation in Ukrainian Elections

September 15, 2014

Staunton, September 15 – In a change of tactics reflecting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement on Saturday that Russia wants to have a “neutral” Ukraine rather than to create another Transdniestria lest that further alienate the rest of Ukraine, Moscow will back the participation of the Donbas in the October 26 Ukrainian elections. Under […]

Russian Speakers Abroad ‘Not a Community, Not a Diaspora, and Not a Single Ethnos’

May 16, 2014

Staunton, May 16 – Vladimir Putin routinely asserts that Russian speakers abroad, a category which includes both those of ethnic Russian background and others who use Russian in their daily lives, are not only a single nation but one that requires the continuing protection of the Russian state. But a new study shows that the […]

In Kharkiv The Division Between Residents Is Hardening

May 4, 2014

Kharkiv, Ukraine — “The last few months have divided friends and families,” says Olga Filippova, a 47-year-old social scientist and long time Kharkiv resident, “I can’t even talk to my relative [who lives in Russia] about politics, because she would rather believe the news than me. We’ve agreed to only talk about family, but that […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 51: Separatists Given 48 Hour Deadline

April 9, 2014

Ukraine’s Interior Minister has given pro-Russian separatists who have taken over government buildings 48 hours to negotiate with authorities or they will be removed by force. 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 […]