Tag: Sputnik & Pogrom

Russia Update: Sputnik & Pogrom Editor Searched, ‘Extremism’ Criminal Case Opened

September 17, 2015

The home of Yegor Prosvirnin, editor-in-chief of a notorious ultranationalist web site called “Sputnik & Pogrom,” was searched this morning by agents of the Investigative Committee and the Anti-Extremism Center of the Interior Ministry, and his computer and electronic storage devices were seized. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following […]

Russia This Week: Ultranationalists Angry over ‘Capitulation’ of Minsk Agreement

February 13, 2015

In Russia This Week, you will find links to all the stories of Russia Update in the last week and to special features, plus an article following up on the news and trending topics below. Last issue: The Guild War – How Should Journalists Treat Russian State Propagandists? This Week’s Stories:   Please help The […]

Russia This Week: Will the Internet Survive? (12-16 May)

May 17, 2014

Updated Daily. Soccer fans angry at the murder of their fellow fan, joined by anti-migrant nationalists, rampaged in a Moscow suburb. Russian state propaganda has grown more aggressive and pompous, magnifying Russian imperialism and whipping up hatred of foreigners and dissidents. What are we measuring when we poll public opinion when people are mainly dependent […]

Civic Russian Nationalism Being Promoted to Keep Ethnic Russians Down, Prosvirnin Says

April 14, 2014

Staunton, April 13 – Non-ethnic or civic Russian [rossiisky] nationalism isn’t nationalism at all but rather is a means to hold back genuine ethnic Russian [russky] nationalism and to keep it under the control of an authoritarian and pre-modern political system, according to the editor of Sputnik i Pogrom. In an article entitled Ethnic Russians […]

Something Has Gone Wrong in Our Country

October 28, 2013

The following is an editorial that appeared in Colta, an independent media website. It is a revealing look inside the xenophobic and racist culture that pervades Russia today. – Ed. It turns out that no single idea in modern Russia has such a mobilizing effect as the nationalist idea. Xenophobia is a spiritual clamp which […]