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Russia's Legislators Make New Turn in Recent Isolationist Trend

Melissa Hooper | Posted 11.08.2014 | Home
Melissa Hooper

When Russian media reported that legislators intended to introduce amendments leading to a registry of companies allegedly connected to so-called "aggressor states," our initial reaction was, "They can't be serious." But combine a few established concepts in the Russian political consciousness with a longstanding legislative trend and the proposal makes a lot of sense.

An Airport Delay, Russian Style

Tanya Lokshina | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Tanya Lokshina

The facts remain that this researcher and proponent of journalism ethics spent hours deprived of her liberty under tremendous stress, was not allowed to see her lawyer, missed her flight, was forced to hand over her equipment and memory cards to officials for an indefinite period of time, and received neither an explanation nor an apology from the officials involved.