A Russian judge in Moscow’s Arbitration Court ruled today in favor of Rosneft in its lawsuit against RBC for “business reputation damage,” but set the damages at only $6,675, not the $52.2 million
that Rosneft had sought.
Attacks on Russian Journalists Indicate Return to Soviet Practices, New Forms of Repression in the Internet Age 2016-10-04 18:20:35 President Vladimir Putin has been steadily dismantling the independent press since coming to power in 2000. Some outlets have completely lost their independence and others still proclaiming independence are under immense pressure. In recent weeks, both […]
Over the last five years, Vladimir Putin has moved to rein in or even destroy a dozen of Russia’s formerly more independent media outlets, most recently RBC. And that prompts the question: whom will the Kremlin leader go after next?
Staunton, February 4 — The exodus from Russia of Central Asian labor migrants and even the recent decline in the number of Ukrainians who fled to Russia last year after the start of the conflict there have attracted a great deal of attention, but outflow, this of people from Western countries, has attracted much less […]
Staunton, December 24 – Two reports this week, one suggesting that the events in Ukraine have distracted the attention of many Russians from ethnic conflicts at home and a second noting that the ruble’s collapse has in turn eclipsed Ukraine as an issue for many of them suggests an increasingly short-term approach by the population […]
Repeatedly through Russia’s war against Ukraine, there have been references in various blogs and news media to lists of Russian military units supposedly deployed in Ukraine. Most of these lists can be traced back to a single Georgian activist who participated in the Maidan demonstrations named Irakly Komaxidze who made a Facebook post in Russian […]