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“Remember when they convicted X?”
“No, I was already doing time in Magadan.”
“Wasn’t Y there at the same time? We met at a pretrial before they sent me to Yakutia.”
“Almost – we missed each other by a few weeks, but he was in a cell with Z…”

Continue reading Selective Solidarity

A recent NPR report suggested that Russia is not exclusively supporting forces loyal to Assad. During Putin’s annual conference with the press. In a speech to top military commanders, it was revealed that Russia was assisting “some factions” of the Free Syrian Army. 

Continue reading What Russia can do right in Syria

The three Democratic candidates for President of the United States had another chance over the weekend to lay out their plans for US-Russia relations.

Continue reading Democrats divided on US-Russia cooperation in Syria

At the end of September, Vladimir Putin will attend the 70th General Assembly of the U.N and has asked to make a speech. He will speak amid the possibility he will be snubbed by his peers for his authoritarian rule and the invasion of Ukraine. The fact that Putin will still go to New York means that he has a trump card and feels there are more political gains than risks for him. We asked Ilya Ponomarev, Russian MP, to give his take on the reasons of Putin’s upcoming visit to the U.N. and recent increased Russian activity in Syria.

Continue reading Manipulating the U.N. Putin’s flight to New York has to stop in Damascus