UN Security Council resolution 2242 passed with overwhelming support. but effective implementation was immediately called into question when the Russian
Ambassador then spoke out against the resolution’s key provisions.
Russian military involvement appears to be increasingly focused on propping up the Assad regime,contributing to a partitioned Syria in which Russia establishes a firm foothold on the eastern Mediterranean.
The Mountain and the Wall is the first Dagestani novel to be published in English. Ganieva is very courageous to write about what is happening in her native country, thinly veiled in the traditional Russian literary use of fiction.
I was in Budyonnovsk on 14 June 1995, when Chechen separatists raided the town and took hostages, killing 129. Twenty years later, this town in southern Russia is still known as the 'town of black shawls'.
Today Alexis Tsipras will sit down in Moscow for talks with Vladimir Putin. This meeting has been dogged by controversy and has led many to wonder: what exactly do Russia and Greece hope to gain from this encounter?
Elites throughout the former Soviet Union are cracking down on dissent. But before Russia watchers start criticising the region’s repressive governments, they should first engage with the criticism, which has long been levelled at them.
linguistics plays a significant role in Russia’s regulation of hate speech. The
subjective nature of such expert advice increasingly muddies its central
position within the Russian legal system.
Germany's strategy towards Russia has gone so well that in the present crisis Vladimir Putin thinks he can be confident that Europe will not use force to defend Ukraine, and that the EU’s will to confront Russia through political means is also extremely fragile.
We need to raise
awareness about how the rich oil nations keep subsidising oil extraction whilst
agreeing that the world needs to cut emissions. Taxpayers cannot passively let
their governments do this.