October 7, 2012

The Thug in Moscow's Miscalculation

Kenneth Roth, Foreign Policy

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It was a big mistake to pick on a pregnant human rights activist. The world must hold whoever was responsible to account.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia


September 27, 2012
Putin Makes Move Toward Asia
Michael Klare, The Nation
One might assume that Vladimir Putin’s decision to reposition Russia as a major Asian power—as he announced at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vladivostok on September 7—would produce anger and dismay... more ››
September 24, 2012
Obama Must Take On Putin
David Kramer, Moscow Times
Since the summer, we have seen President Vladimir Putin take the first two steps in his campaign to destroy Russian civil society. The first came when he signed legislation requiring Russian nongovernmental organizations that... more ››
October 4, 2012
What's Next for Russia's Protest Movement?
Jeffrey Tayler, The Atlantic
If anyone deserves the title of enfant terrible among Russian oppositionists, it is 28-year-old Ilya Yashin, a key figure of the Solidarnost movement and head of the Moscow branch of the People's Freedom Party. Until recently... more ››
September 30, 2012
Why Putin Wants Obama to Win
Andrei Tsygankov, Moscow Times
The 2012 U.S. presidential election presents a contrast to the 2008 election in terms of their perceptions by the Russian elite. In 2008, then-President Dmitry Medvedev expressed a desire... more ››