Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Kremlin protects its killers. What the verdict in the case of the shooting down of Flight MH17 means

21 November 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV From the very beginning of the trial in The Hague in the case of the shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines' Boeing…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on bombs and missiles: The dark side of progress

14 November 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Scientific-technical progress cannot be stopped. In the history of humanity, many have tried, but none have succeeded. The thirst for knowledge…

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Vera Vasilieva: A letter from Yury Dmitriev

14 November 2022 by Vera Vasilieva Source: Facebook I received a letter from Yury Alekseevich Dmitriev dated 24 October which struck me deeply by the contrast between its contents and…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘The Fight of Our Lives: My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s Battle for Democracy, and What It Means for the World’ by Iuliia Mendel

11 November 2022 by Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Iuliia Mendel, The Fight of Our Lives: My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s Battle for Democracy, and What It Means for the…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: School – to arms! Why Russian adolescents have 70 hours of war a year

11 November 2022  by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV The waves of military-patriotic hysteria raised by state propaganda have reached our schools. Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov has announced the introduction of…

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Andrei Arkhangelsky on historical parallels and a possible future prosecution of Russia’s political leaders and propagandists

5 November 2022 by Andrei Arkhangelsky, journalist and culture specialist  Source: Radio Svoboda In the Hague, at the request of Ukraine and with the participation of international jurists, a special…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: A Civilizational Fracture

19 October 2022 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny Source: Relga A civilizational fracture is shaping up between various kinds of state-bureaucratic “fundamentalism” that we might characterize as the Z-state vs. the Euro-state.…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Political Prisoner’s Day and Russia’s Night

30 October 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV  When in 1991 the new Russian regime, like an inspired marauder, stole the Day of the Political Prisoner and turned it into…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Grom nuclear training exercises are like a repetition of recent history

27 October 2022  by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV The Grom nuclear training exercises under way right now in Russia are not a thunderclap [grom] out of a clear blue sky.…

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Arch Tait reviews ‘Weak Strongman: the Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia’ by Timothy Frye

28 October 2022 by Arch Tait Arch Tait reviews Weak Strongman: the Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia by Timothy Frye, Princeton University Press, Princeton, Oxford. Hardback, 2021. 271 pages. £17.53.…

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