Leonid Nikitinsky: The dark horse at the river crossing [Novaya gazeta]

16 March 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya Gazeta On Thursday afternoon, Aleksandr Khinshtein, Chair of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, published the following…

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Three days of farce. Aleksandr Podrabinek on the presidential ‘elections’

15 - 18 March 2024 Aleksandr Podrabinek's commentaries on the Russian presidential 'elections' Source: Facebook 15 March 2024: Day one of the farce Source: Facebook Golos thinks that ‘essentially, everything…

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Enough to make a cat laugh. Aleksandr Podrabinek on the Russian presidential election

11 March 2024 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda “Enough to make a cat laugh”—in the days of socialism that was how people characterized undertakings of the Soviet regime that…

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No help needed. Valery Panyushkin on the degradation of charity in Russia

I seriously believe that the destruction of independent charitable foundations is state policy. Thousands of small charitable organizations are knowingly replaced with big, governmental ones, like ‘Circle of Good’ and ‘Defenders of the Fatherland.’ The goal is simple – not to allow people to think that they themselves are able to solve their own problems, especially if they band together. To maintain in people the infantile belief that if anyone solves their problems, it will be the state.

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Putin and nothingness. Ilya Shablinsky on the Russian president’s meeting with young people [Spektr.press]

9 March 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press On 6 March, the Russian dictator took part in the conclusion to a rather strange event called “World Youth Festival.” Perhaps some…

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A storm of drivel. Ilya Shablinsky – on how Putin killed a man and addressed the Federal Assembly [Spektr.press]

1 March 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press As expected, Putin's latest address to the Federal Assembly was about the war and how wonderful it will be to live with…

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The Dictatorship of Culture. Leonid Nikitinsky on propaganda and violence — two sides of the same coin, minted in Russia

20 February 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta Let us continue assessing recent events in the sphere of law sort of, but more often touching on the sphere of…

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The Grasping Organs. Leonid Nikitinsky on the opening shot from the newest weapon— “confiscation”—against a member of “terrorist” Boris Akunin’s family itself may turn out to be a fake.

27 February 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta Amendments to the Russian Criminal Code and Criminal Procedural Code on the confiscation of the property of nonpatriots (in the event…

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Let them stay in jail. Leonid Nikitinsky: Chanysheva, Orlov, Kagarlitsky – on what the practice of reviewing sentences in political cases with a view to harsher punishment means

4 March 2024 By Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta On 4 March, three days after Aleksei Navalny’s funeral, based on a complaint from the Bashkortostan Prosecutor’s Office at what they…

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