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Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen Leader, Fingered By Natalia Estemirova's Colleagues For Her Death

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Natalia Estemirova was an increasingly rare breed in Russia. Committed to exposing human rights abuses committed by the ruthless leadership in Chechny...

Obama Does Moscow, and Vice Versa

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Bradley

Unlike most of the rest of Europe, Russia is hardly in the grips of Obamamania. He's certainly more popular than George W. Bush or John McCain, but that's damning with faint praise.

Canadian Model Hosts a News Show in Chechnya

Russia Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Russia Magazine

Unable to exercise its feeble control over the Republic in stabilizing the region, Kremlin opted instead to hire a model to deliver its blatantly positive spin.

Russian Ends Chechnya Counter-Terrorism Operation

RIA Novosti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MOSCOW, April 16 (RIA Novosti) - The counter-terrorism operation that was launched in Russia's volatile republic of Chechnya in 1999 finished at midni...

Russian Soldier Shoots Platoon Mates, Himself In Chechnya

RIA Novosti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A soldier in Chechnya killed his platoon commander and two other soldiers before turning his weapon on himself, a police source told RIA Novosti on Mo...

Sulim Yamadayev, Former Chechen Rebel Boss, Assassinated In Dubai

The Independent | By Shaun Walker in Moscow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An opponent of Chechnya's Moscow-backed president, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been shot dead in Dubai. The murder of Sulim Yamadayev is the latest in a line ...

We Can't Allow Russia's Dissidents to be Killed on Western Streets

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Johann Hari

The current killing-spree of Russian dissidents is, in part, an attempt to silence criticisms of crimes in Chechnya.

Anna Politkovskaya Trial: Russia Reopens Case

Nytimes.com | ELLEN BARRY and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MOSCOW -- A day after a Moscow jury acquitted all three suspects in the murder of the prominent investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the presi...

Obama in the Tank

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

While most eyes were on the then impending vote on Obama's economic revival program, the new president ventured out to the Pentagon for his first meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday.

Slain Russian Pair Buried In Moscow

Euronews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mourners have paid tribute to a young Russian journalist, killed during the murder of a prominent human rights' lawyer. Anastasia Baburova was shot as...

Two New Victims of Political Murders in Russia

Oleg Kozlovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Oleg Kozlovsky

Journalists who dare to investigate political crimes often became their next victims but this is the first time that a lawyer is killed for political purposes.

The God Series: Because Religion Is the Battleground of the 21st Century

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

What is it about faith that made it suddenly re-emerge as the driving force in American politics and in the politics of the Islamic countries?

Georgia on My Mind

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In the annals of U.S.-Russian relations, Secretary of State Rice has proven once again to be not up to the task at effectively managing the one area of foreign policy that is her principal area of expertise -- U.S.-Russian relations.