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    Moldovan Lawmakers Approve Controversial Electoral Reforms
    Jul21

    Moldovan Lawmakers Approve Controversial Electoral Reforms

    Although they are poles apart on relations with Russia, both major parties back the changes. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The ominous rise of Russian National Guard
    Jul21

    The ominous rise of Russian National Guard

    Security Russia’s National Guard (Ros Gvardia) – has been in existence for just over a year. It is already well known for regularly buying new weapons and for its brutal tactics when dispersing civil demonstrations. National Guard comprises between 350-400 thousand people, which exceeds the number of Russian land forces (which amount...

    Russian High Court Rules in Favor of Deported Mormons
    Jul21

    Russian High Court Rules in Favor of Deported Mormons

    The church is celebrating a rare legal victory amid increasing official scrutiny of small faith groups. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine: ICRC welcomes agreement on safety zones
    Jul21

    Ukraine: ICRC welcomes agreement on safety zones

    News release | Kiev/Donetsk (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) welcomes the agreement reached in Minsk on 19 July on the establishment of safety zones along the contact line in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: International Committee of the Red...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: July 17-21
    Jul21

    Kleptocracy Weekly: July 17-21

    Must watch: Yesterday’s discussion at the U.S. Helsinki Commission, “Kleptocrats of the Kremlin: Ties Between Business and Power in Russia”. Link to watch the event can be found here. Missed the KI event this week? Check out the video recording here, Kleptocracy and Money Laundering: A Conversation with Kendall Day. U.S. U.S. prosecutors...

    Kleptocracy Daily: July 21, 2017
    Jul21

    Kleptocracy Daily: July 21, 2017

    Must watch: Yesterday’s discussion at the U.S. Helsinki Commission, “Kleptocrats of the Kremlin: Ties Between Business and Power in Russia”. Link to watch the event can be found here. News ExxonMobil has been handed a fine of $2 million for breaching anti-Russia sanctions; the oil giant conducted business with Igor Sechin, the head of the...

    Russian-Israeli Blogger Sentenced to Three Years in Azerbaijan
    Jul21

    Russian-Israeli Blogger Sentenced to Three Years in Azerbaijan

    Alexander Lapshin admits only to ‘moral guilt’ for ignoring ban on Karabakh entry and criticizing the Azerbaijani leader. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Why Congress Should Pass the Russia Sanctions Bill
    Jul21

    Why Congress Should Pass the Russia Sanctions Bill

    New sanctions legislation with teeth is direly needed—not least because of the dozens of Ukrainian political prisoners who continue to languish in Russian prisons. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Vote fiddled in Ukraine’s parliament to ensure a political Human Rights Ombudsman
    Jul21

    Vote fiddled in Ukraine’s parliament to ensure a political Human Rights Ombudsman

    Human rights activists are asking President Petro Poroshenko to veto a law passed with conscious fiddling and aimed at ensuring that the next Human Rights Ombudsman will be chosen according to political quotas …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    NATO at a crossroads: Next steps for the trans-Atlantic alliance
    Jul20

    NATO at a crossroads: Next steps for the trans-Atlantic alliance

    Russia’s conflict with Ukraine stems in part from the Kremlin’s concern that Kyiv is drawing too close to institutions such as the European Union and NATO. Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump called into question the usefulness of today’s NATO and spoke of building a better relationship with Moscow. Advocating...

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