Russia

24 March 2017
Tips for Russians Traveling Abroad

Useful counsel from the Foreign Ministry: avoid racial slurs, don’t insult an Uzbek’s mother, and above all do not raise your eyebrows while in Britain.

 
23 March 2017
Putin Critic Gunned Down in Kyiv

Police chief says exiled former Duma MP Denis Voronenkov was likely the victim of a contract killing.

 
22 March 2017
There’s No Stopping Navalny

Don’t make Russia’s anti-Kremlin opposition angry, because you wouldn’t like it when it’s angry. From Global Voices. 

By Isaac Webb
 
21 March 2017
More Revelations Emerge of Huge Money Laundering Operation

Reports say four-year scheme channeled $20 billion, maybe much more, on a wild ride from Russia to Moldova to Latvia.

 
20 March 2017
Russian Curling Players Switch Curling Stones for Cars

Vehicles participating in the Yekaterinburg tournament were safety-proofed to prevent accidents.

 
20 March 2017
Islamic Banking Could Be Coming to the North Caucasus

A newly launched business association will try to navigate between Islamic law and Russian legislation. 

 
Peter Rutland
17 March 2017
Cries From Syria

The world watched, and watched, and watched.

By Peter Rutland
 
Buchach Jewish graveyard
16 March 2017
Blank Spots on the Holocaust Map

Attitudes toward the Jewish past are changing in Ukraine and Russia, but old ways of thought cling on.

By Tatiana Kozak and Yulia Korchagina
 
St. Patrick
16 March 2017
Russian Orthodox Welcome St. Patrick

Eastern church adopts Irish saint, other Western martyrs, and mystics. Could this be the end of the Great Schism?

 
14 March 2017
Riot Cops in a Kindergarten

Restrictions on missionary work imposed by recent anti-terror laws mean that religious minorities now potentially face jail or fines for practicing their faith in Russia. From Global Voices. 

By Katie Davies
 

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