Ilya Shablinsky: Putin should get the same status as Lukashenka

17 March 2024 Source: Russian Helsinki Group [original source Rus.LSM.] The world community should not recognise the results of the Russian presidential ‘elections’ and Vladimir Putin should, like Aleksandr Lukashenka,…

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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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A plague on both these years. Ilya Shablinsky on the second anniversary of Russia’s fullscale war against Ukraine

24 February 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press Today marks two years of this savage, senseless, absurd, fratricidal massacre — the bloodiest since 1945.  A war that in Russia they…

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They’re Worried. Ilya Shablinsky on how the Nadezhdin situation is similar to the elections in Belarus

19 February 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press While Putin was suggesting to an American journalist that he go back mentally thirty-forty-a hundred-a thousand years, let’s just try to remember…

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“Wake up, Vladimir Vladimirovich!” Ilya Shablinsky on what Putin’s voters are saying and the prospect of civil war 

31 January 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press It’s hard to believe, but political life has briefly returned to Russia. In dozens of cities across the country, signatures are being…

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Ilya Shablinsky – on how property is to be confiscated from Russian ‘enemies of the people’

26 January 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press Yet another step taking us back to Stalinist standards of punishment has been taken. The property of citizens convicted of anti-war comments…

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