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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Doping Whistleblower Polarizes Opinions
    Jan02

    Russian Doping Whistleblower Polarizes Opinions

    Praised abroad, runner’s decision to expose state-sponsored program have often met with an angry reaction in Russia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The 2016 Russian Words of the Year, Explained
    Jan02

    The 2016 Russian Words of the Year, Explained

    Those eager to polish their Russian, or to simply pepper their conversations with witticisms, are in for a treat. From Global Voices. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian Sova Centre forcibly added to ‘foreign agent’ list for criticizing authorities
    Jan02

    Russian Sova Centre forcibly added to ‘foreign agent’ list for criticizing authorities

    In the latest move aimed at crushing critical voices and independent NGOs in Russia, the renowned Sova Centre has been labelled a ‘foreign agent’. The reason almost certainly lies in the Centre’s monitoring and criticism of Russia’s ever-increasing misuse of dangerously broad ‘anti-extremism’ legislation. …read more...

    Crimean Tatar leader added to Russian List of ‘Terrorists & Extremists’ for Opposing Annexation
    Jan02

    Crimean Tatar leader added to Russian List of ‘Terrorists & Extremists’ for Opposing Annexation

    Russia has added Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Ilmi Umerov to its notoriously long list of so-called ‘Terrorists and Extremists’ for saying, as do all democratic states, that Russia should be made to leave Crimea. With its customary contempt for presumption of innocence, it has also added all 19 Crimean Muslims whom it is holding in custody...

    Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False Story About Hacking US Electric Grid
    Dec31

    Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False Story About Hacking US Electric Grid

    The Washington Post on Friday reported a genuinely alarming event: Russian hackers have penetrated the US power system through an electrical grid in Vermont. The Post headline conveyed the seriousness of the threat: Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say The first sentence of the...

    ‘Tornado’ Trial Tests Kyiv’s Ability To Rein In Rogue Paramilitaries
    Dec30

    ‘Tornado’ Trial Tests Kyiv’s Ability To Rein In Rogue Paramilitaries

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Czech Republic. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    December 30th, 2016
    Dec30

    December 30th, 2016

    CHINA Top Brass in China’s Ruling Communist Party Pledge Their Loyalty to Xi Jinping Jun Mai, BUSINESS INSIDER The ruling Communist Party’s two dozen top brass made a face-to-face pledge of political loyalty to Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, one month into the official preparations for a major power transition next year. In a...

    Russian historian of Soviet terror arrested on chillingly cynical charges
    Dec30

    Russian historian of Soviet terror arrested on chillingly cynical charges

    Yury Dmitriev has devoted the last 30 years to ensuring that the history of the Soviet Terror is known, and the unmarked graves of countless victims honoured. Judging by the harassment preceding his arrest, this has made him enemies, and there are strong grounds for concern over the criminal proceedings initiated against him. …read more...

    Is Russia Really ‘Winning’?
    Dec29

    Is Russia Really ‘Winning’?

    Emma Ashford On last Friday, Vladimir Putin held his annual press conference, capping what many have described as an extremely successful year for the Russian president. Indeed, if you’re a regular consumer of today’s media, you could be forgiven for believing that Russia has supplanted the United States in the Middle East, that...

    December 29th, 2016
    Dec29

    December 29th, 2016

    CHINA Rights Website Founder Formally Arrested for Subversion in China’s HubeiRADIO FREE ASIA Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei have formally arrested Liu Feiyue, the founder of the Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch website, on subversion charges, fellow activists and relatives told RFA on Wednesday. Liu was detained on...

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