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    Russia: Journalist Zhalaudi Geriev Punished for Chechnya Reporting
    Sep08

    Russia: Journalist Zhalaudi Geriev Punished for Chechnya Reporting

    A court in Chechnya on September 5, 2016, sentenced a local independent journalist to three years in prison on dubious drug possession charges, Human Rights Watch has reported …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Crimean Tatars sentenced for kitchen chat in Russian-occupied Crimean ‘conveyor belt trial’
    Sep08

    Crimean Tatars sentenced for kitchen chat in Russian-occupied Crimean ‘conveyor belt trial’

    The sentences could have been much worse which is the only positive thing to say about the conviction on Wednesday of four Crimean Tatars on trumped up charges. The men’s defiant T-shirts and taped mouths said it all.. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    A String of Intrigues on Putin’s Eastern Tour
    Sep08

    A String of Intrigues on Putin’s Eastern Tour

    The G20 summit in Hangzhou, China (September 4–5), was not expected to produce major news in global governance. But for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it opened a unique opportunity to assert his place among top world leaders. His press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, assured that Russia would not accept any conditions for returning to the G7 (thus...

    Killing the Messenger: The Demise of a Reliable Belarusian Pollster
    Sep08

    Killing the Messenger: The Demise of a Reliable Belarusian Pollster

    Dedicated Belarus watchers are almost certainly bemoaning the recent termination of a reputable non-state polling firm, the Independent Institute for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS) (Belapan, August 9). Founded in 1992 by Oleg Manaev, a sociology professor at the Belarusian State University (BSU), IISEPS conducted quarterly surveys...

    Umerov Released: Only Russia’Persecution Showed Pathology
    Sep07

    Umerov Released: Only Russia’Persecution Showed Pathology

    What Russia was hoping to achieve by risking Umerov’s life and resorting to punitive psychiatry remains unclear. Presumably not the actual result, namely to highlight the Soviet-style repression unleashed since Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    “Meeting for Putin at the G20 ended with a resounding defeat of the Kremlin”.
    Sep07

    “Meeting for Putin at the G20 ended with a resounding defeat of the Kremlin”.

    … We are dealing with a multidimensional failure of military adventurism of the last two and a half years. 09/07/16 Piontkovsky: “Meeting for Putin at the G20 ended with a resounding defeat of the Kremlin” Andrei Piontkovsky Semi-official Russian media in the weeks before the G20 summit in China to actively develop the theme related to the coming...

    The Russian Balance Sheet at Hangzhou
    Sep07

    The Russian Balance Sheet at Hangzhou

    The recent G-20 meetings in Hangzhou, China provide a useful balance sheet for assessing Russia’s status in Europe. While Russian President Vladimir Putin showed that Russia is not as isolated as many in the West think it should be, Putin failed to convince France and Germany to pressure Ukraine to implement the Minsk II ceasefire...

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 7, 2016
    Sep07

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 7, 2016

    U.S. prosecutors are reconsidering their deferred prosecution settlement with HSBC, questioning whether it has sufficiently tightened controls after a major 2012 scandal. After lapses in Iran-related anti-money laundering measures, Standard Chartered bank is likely to remain under U.S. supervision. (Reuters, Bloomberg) A UK inquest into the...

    GLOBSEC Trends: Central Europe under the fire of propaganda
    Sep07

    GLOBSEC Trends: Central Europe under the fire of propaganda

    By Public Relations.GLOBSEC Policy Institute (formerly the Central European Policy Institute) carries out research, analytical and communication activities related to Russia‘s efforts to increase its influence in Europe, including the impact of strategic communication and propaganda aimed at changing the perception and attitudes of the general...

    From Lads to Lords
    Sep07

    From Lads to Lords

    In post-Soviet Russia, many a future tycoon learned the merits of teamwork, discipline, and respect for authority on the mean streets. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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