Tag: Tbilisi

If Moscow TV Said Putin was a Criminal, Russians Would Soon Agree, Panfilov Says

February 28, 2015

Staunton, February 28 – Government-controlled television is such a dominant player in Russian life that if the TV didn’t show Putin for two weeks and in the third said he is a criminal who had unleashed war, the Russian people would say “yes, we are against Putin,” according to Oleg Panfilov, a specialist in information […]

Toward an International of Resistance to Russian Occupations

November 16, 2014

Staunton, November 16 – Demonstrations in Tbilisi and Kyiv on November 15 are the latest and most public indication of a development that not only challenges Vladimir Putin’s seizure of territory in Georgia and Ukraine but also calls into question Russia’s earlier occupation of other non-Russian lands. Moscow has always tried to deal with its […]

Moscow Wouldn’t Have Annexed Crimea Had Other Separatists Not Appeared in Ukraine, Russian Diplomats Say Privately

June 17, 2014

Staunton, June 17 – In the corridors of the Russian foreign ministry, commentator Ruslan Gorevoy says, people are saying that Moscow would hardly have annexed Crimea if other separatist movements had not appeared elsewhere in Ukraine that Moscow could use as leverage against Kyiv and block its turn toward the West. In the new issue […]