Tag: Winter Olympics in the Sub-Tropics

Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

March 1, 2015

As can be expected, there is a wide range of theories now being published and discussed about the possible forces behind the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down February 27, two days before he was to lead a protest march against the Russian government’s war on Ukraine and its anti-crisis measures. […]

Russia This Week: Kremlin Advisor Speaks at Yalta Conference Amid Separatists, European Far Right (25-31 August)

August 30, 2014

Updated Daily. -Kremlin advisor Sergei Glazyev speaks in Yalta, surrounded by separatists and European far right; advocates for “Novorossiya” to join Customs Union. -There was an anti-war rally in St. Petersburg. -Lev Shlosberg, Pskov deputy who investigated Pskov paratroopers’ deaths, assaulted, hospitalized; he links his attack to his investigation, and Acting Governor Turchak condemns attack. […]

Putin’s ‘Potemkin Resorts’ in the North Caucasus

July 2, 2014

Staunton, July 2 – The consequences of Vladimir Putin’s much-ballyhooed “Winter Olympics in the Subtropics” continue to unfold with officials cutting back on the promises they made to develop the tourism industry in the North Caucasus even as they continue to persecute those who objected to holding the competition in Sochi. Two weeks ago, Aleksandr […]

Navalny Presents Sochi Corruption Map

January 27, 2014

Alexei Navalny has launched an interactive website displaying the results of his investigations into corruption in the construction projects for the Sochi Winter Olympics. The report was translated by The Interpreter, and an analysis of the report has been written by our editor-in-chief, Michael Weiss. Below is an article published in Lenta.ru, a liberal Russian […]