Tag: Zvezda Povolzhya

Putin Moves to Take Full Control of Regional Television Channels

February 14, 2015

Staunton, February 14 — Concerned that regional TV channels in Russia might broadcast something at variance to Moscow ones, especially in the run-up to the 2016 presidential elections, Vladimir Putin is moving quietly but quickly to take total control of those channels based outside of Moscow and in some cases still relatively independent of it. […]

Russia Has Entered New Kind of ‘Time of Troubles,’ Kazan Scholar Says

August 26, 2014

Staunton, August 24 – Russia has entered a new “smuta” or “Time of Troubles,” one in which there is no basis for confidence or any clear path forward and which unlike previous earlier analogues “threatens completely unpredictable consequences” for the country and its peoples, according to a Kazan academic. In the current issue of Zvezda Povolzhya, […]