And ‘fairness’ has nothing to do with it.
The Russian state news agency RIA Novosti has published an impressive shot today: a photo of the Sakhalin governor Alexander Khoroshavin having lunch on a plane with one of his hands cuffed to the seat. Khoroshavin was indeed arrested during the bribery investigation and sent to Moscow by plane, but the picture turned out to be a fake.
RUSSIA! editors March 04, 2015
Sunday’s march showed that Nemtsov’s murder shocked but did not deter—quite the opposite. But it remains to be seen if it leads to any more serious and lasting protests about the noxious political atmosphere now blanketing Russia.
Russia’s tumbling economy could put a halt to the demographic improvements of recent years
It’s likely that whoever murdered Nemtsov did so to prevent him from standing on Moscow’s streets today to denounce Putin’s government and the economic crisis Russia is undergoing.
Matthew Luxmoore March 01, 2015
Russia’s already dark outlook just got much, much worse.
Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was killed in the center of Moscow on Friday, February 27th. Nemtsov, 55, was shot 4 times at Moskvoretsky bridge, not far from the Kremlin walls.
RUSSIA! editors February 28, 2015
A new movie looks at the female battalion that fought for Russia on the front line in WW1 and presents an engaging, if slightly sentimental story.
Andy Potts February 27, 2015
On Wednesday, Novaya Gazeta, an independent Russia newspaper, published a document that purports to be a leak from Russia’s Presidential Administration.
Chris Miller February 26, 2015
Igor Shpilenok is a naturalist photographer whose shots will make anyone want to visit even the coldest places in Russia. According to his blog, he came up with an idea for a new book — "The Carpets of My Motherland."
RUSSIA! editors February 25, 2015
Ukraine’s plans for a RT-style TV station are totally off the mark.
Mark Adomanis February 25, 2015
Maybe what would suit Moscow best would be handing Ukraine the most Pyrrhic of victories? Feeding it the Donbas until it choked on it?
After taking the West’s encouragement at face value, Ukrainians are learning just how difficult progress can be.
One year on from the EuroMaidan revolution which ousted Ukraine’s corrupt president and triggered bloodshed in the country’s east, the view from both sides of the frontline could not be more polarised.
Matthew Luxmoore February 21, 2015