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    Chechen leader Kadyrov posts video of Russian opposition leader in gun sights
    Feb01

    Chechen leader Kadyrov posts video of Russian opposition leader in gun sights

    Mikhail Kasyanov, whose co-leader of Russian party was gunned down a year ago, says video by Chechnya’s pro-Kremlin leader is ‘direct threat of a murder’Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has posted a video of the Russian opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov in a gunman’s crosshairs.Kadyrov has engaged in...

    Putin’s Angels: the bikers battling for Russia in Ukraine
    Jan29

    Putin’s Angels: the bikers battling for Russia in Ukraine

    They were anarchic petrolheads and now they’re the Russian president’s henchmen: meet the Night Wolves, Moscow’s most infamous motorcycle gangA rumble of artillery prompts the biker gang to pause inside their stronghold. It has been some time since the rebel-held city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, on the war-torn fringes of...

    The Night Wolves: Putin’s motorbiking militia of Luhansk – video
    Jan29

    The Night Wolves: Putin’s motorbiking militia of Luhansk – video

    The Night Wolves are Russia’s largest and most notorious biker gang, fiercely loyal to Vladimir Putin, and say they are motivated by Christianity and patriotism. Their base in Luhansk, east Ukraine, resembles a set from Mad Max. Inside their stronghold, the Night Wolves open up about the families they left behindWARNING: CONTAINS STRONG...

    Putin is a human rights abusing oligarch. The left must speak out | Owen Jones
    Jan26

    Putin is a human rights abusing oligarch. The left must speak out | Owen Jones

    For those of us who believe democracy and social justice are universal principles, it’s clear why we should express our solidarity with Russia’s embattled leftistsA rightwing authoritarian leader who attacks civil liberties, stigmatises lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, indulges in chauvinistic nationalism, is in bed with...

    Caught between Russia and the US? The curious case of Ukraine’s Dmytro Firtash
    Jan23

    Caught between Russia and the US? The curious case of Ukraine’s Dmytro Firtash

    Critics say the oligarch now living in exile pushed Putin’s agenda during Maidan revolution while a US arrest warrant appeared politically motivatedIn a suite of grand rooms inside a Habsburg-era building in Vienna that bristles with security, Dmytro Firtash sips a cup of tea and speaks quietly but deliberately about Ukraine, the country of...

    Ukrainian oligarchs settle mine dispute worth billions out of court
    Jan22

    Ukrainian oligarchs settle mine dispute worth billions out of court

    Victor Pinchuk reaches deal with Gennadiy Bogolyubov and Igor Kolomoisky before London trial, over rights to iron ore facility he says he paid £100m forA £1.3bn dispute between three Ukrainian oligarchs – one of whom is a major donor to Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation – has been settled out of court just three days before a...

    Crimeans still pleased by Ukraine split – but want love from Russia
    Jan19

    Crimeans still pleased by Ukraine split – but want love from Russia

    Nearly two years on, Crimea basks in its freedom from Ukraine, but Russian relations aren’t as rosy as many would likeOleg Zubkov was such a big supporter of the Russian seizure of Crimea that he promised to set his lions on any Ukrainian nationalists who attempted to enter the peninsula. An eccentric businessman who built and runs the two...

    Celebrating the Malanka winter festival – in pictures
    Jan15

    Celebrating the Malanka winter festival – in pictures

    Villagers in Krasnoilsk, western Ukraine, celebrate Malanka, the old New Year’s Eve. According to the Julian calendar it falls on 13 January, and is marked with two days of festivities to symbolise the release of spring … …read more Source: The...

    Perimeter protection business booms in tandem with Europe’s refugee crisis
    Jan15

    Perimeter protection business booms in tandem with Europe’s refugee crisis

    Many of the security systems at the perimeter protection trade fair, previously the preserve of protective states, are now being deployed in homesAnyone who steps unwanted over the threshold of a property with a Peperosso atomiser installed can expect an immediate burning sensation as chilli paprika is sprayed in their face. The instruction...

    Death of a Russian teenager who opposed the war in Ukraine
    Jan14

    Death of a Russian teenager who opposed the war in Ukraine

    Vlad Kolesnikov was humiliated and bullied after wearing a protest T-shirt to school. In messages sent before his death, he said his life had become unbearable Vlad’s last message came on 25 December, right after Christmas lunch as my children were running out the door for an afternoon walk.“If I don’t get in touch in the next 2-6...

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