Tag: Varvara Karaulova

Le Pen Appeals to Russian Banks for Funding; Putin Orders Probe of Prisons After Torture Complaints

January 3, 2017

Marine Le Pen, head of the French far-right National Front, has appealed to Russian banks to fund her election camp as she is sued over a previous loan from the now-bankrupt Czech-Russian Bank.

The Problem Isn’t That Russians Are Converting to Islam; the Problem is Some Are Becoming Radicals

June 11, 2015

Staunton, June 11 – The attempt by Varvara Karaulova, a Russian who became a Muslim and sought to join ISIS, has sparked a new wave of hysteria about Islam in the Russian media, with speculations about the number of ethnic Russian Muslims, the prospects for a Muslim majority in the Russian population, and the possibility […]

Thanks to Moscow’s Actions, ‘Russia Could Become an Islamic State in 10 to 15 Years,’ Russian Philologist Says

June 6, 2015

Staunton, June 4 – Many analysts have looked at demographic trends and concluded that sometime toward the middle this century, Muslims will outnumber Russians on the territory of what is today the Russian Federation and thus be in a position to shift that country in the direction of an Islamic state. But now a Russian […]

Russia Update: Parliamentarian Ilya Ponomarev Alive and Well After Rumors of Death

June 5, 2015

Bloomberg News reports a major probe by Deutsche Bank into $6 billion in Russian transactions that may involve money-laundering. 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. UPDATES BELOW Russia This Week: – Is […]