Tag: Russia

A 70-year-old retiree from Tiraspol stands accused of offending the president of Transnistria and “denying the positive role of Russian peacekeepers” in the unrecognised republic, according to public records revealed recently. (More…)

Global media is a battleground. Every country has an army of journalists on standby to defend its national interests – or at least the interests of the people who happen to run the country. (More…)

Today, the view among most members of the liberal Russian opposition, as well as in the West, is that any mistakes Alexey Navalny might have made in the past should be overlooked in the name of his fight against President Vladimir Putin’s political system. (More…)

The first X-Men movie (2000) begins with a remarkable scene of aborted sci-fi wish-fulfilment. In an unnamed German concentration camp, a boy is seen being violently separated from his parents. (More…)

“Red Square”, the first track on Simon Scott’s new album Migrations, unfolds at a leisurely pace. Those who favour the stripped-down aesthetic of Berlin dub may hear elaborations on the hissing minimalism of Pole or the meta-reggae of Rhythm & Sound. (More…)

It wasn’t the Russians – it was us. We did this to ourselves. We decided to dismantle our democracy. With not inconsiderable support from American vested interests. (More…)

On Thursday, Donald Trump called for America’s November election to be postponed. This has been expected for some time. (More…)

British capitalism found a great friend in the Russian oligarchy. (More…)

Nothing unusual here. The Taliban have been killing NATO troops in Afghanistan for nearly two decades. But this story was a little different. According to the New York Times, recent attacks on US and British forces have been partially sponsored by Russia. (More…)