Tag: Russian Interior Ministry

Russia Update: Interior Ministry Denounces Kadyrov’s Call to Shoot Unauthorized Police

April 24, 2015

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. The Russian Interior Ministry has denounced the order of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to shoot on unauthorized police from outside his republic, but Kadyrov has denied […]

Moscow at War with Ukraine Goes to Church on Russian Easter

April 12, 2015

Staunton, April 12 – According to the Russian Interior Ministry, 1.15 million Muscovites – approximately ten percent of the Russian capital’s population — attended Easter services today. According to the Russian Orthodox Church, the actual figure was 1.5 million. But both agreed that the number this year, a record, is far higher than it was […]

Russia Orders New Armored Anti-Riot Vehicles

November 1, 2013

The Russian Interior Ministry has issued an order for new anti-riot trucks, heavily armored vehicles capable of driving through and dispersing crowds. Tests of these vehicles could begin next month. Riots are increasingly common in Russia. New riots are even possible on Monday. This new order suggests that the Kremlin may be sending a message. […]