Russia

25 July 2017
Conditions Eased for Russian Programmer Accused of Inciting Unrest

While one suspect gets temporary relief, lawmakers move to abolish internet anonymity.

 
24 July 2017
An Ideal Conflict on the Dniester
Twenty five years after the end of the war, a resolution to the frozen conflict over Transnistria seems no closer; this situation suits plenty of people at the top just fine. From openDemocracy.
By Vladimir Soloviev
 
21 July 2017
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.

 
21 July 2017
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.

 
20 July 2017
Crowdfunded Russian Satellite Could Outshine the Stars

Mayak’s main purpose is to inspire new generations of space explorers. Some astronomers aren’t amused.

 
19 July 2017
Night at the Metro, Game-of-Thrones Style

The seventh season of the internationally popular television series premiered in a Moscow metro station. 

 
17 July 2017
Malaysia, Australia Demand Justice for Citizens Killed Aboard MH17

Even Russia admits a Buk missile shot down the Malaysian airliner three years ago today, but its version of events is finding few takers. 

 
14 July 2017
Russia’s Yandex Takes Lion’s Share of Uber Deal

The search engine giant will control almost 60 percent of a new ride-sharing company with a six-country reach.

 
13 July 2017
It’s a Dog’s Life
How did Moscow’s stray dogs learn to navigate the metro? From The Conversation.
By Jacqueline Boyd
 
13 July 2017
Ukraine Still Pining for Ryanair

Kyiv would like the low-cost Irish airline to change its mind about operating in the country, amid suspicions that corruption hindered the deal. 

 

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