‘Russia’ Category

  1. “Activist Left Gets Putin Critic’s Scalp”

    0

    April 22, 2017 by AK

    Three headlines, all about Bill O’Reilly’s getting fired from Fox News. All translations are mine. The BBC Russian Service: The Fox host who called Putin a killer has been fired because of a sex scandal. RT news in Russian: The journalist who insulted Putin has been fired from Fox News. Breitbart: the first version of the headline, removed …
    keep reading


  2. Who’s next, the Pentecostals?

    0

    April 21, 2017 by AK

    Christianity Today reports from Moscow: It’s official. Jehovah’s Witnesses can no longer practice their faith freely in Russia, where the Supreme Court on Thursday declared the pacifist religious organization an “extremist group” and banned all of its activity. The judge ordered all 395 local chapters and its Russian headquarters to close and authorized the government to …
    keep reading


  3. “Positive obligation of the State to prevent any threat to life”

    0

    April 15, 2017 by AK

    The Kremlin has called the ECHR’s ruling on the 2004 Beslan attack “absolutely unacceptable.” And yet, unless Russia wins a reversal, it will have to accept it. After all, what did it expect? Everyone who has been paying attention knows that Russia bungled the siege and blocked attempts by victims’ relatives to get at the truth. Now the …
    keep reading


  4. Way too much credit for someone else’s work

    0

    April 14, 2017 by AK

    More details in the curious case of Turovsky & Meduza vs. Kramer & the Gray Lady, by RuNet Echo at Global Voices. “Take one text by Turovsky on Meduza, then take a second text by Turovsky on Meduza, stir, stir, and POOF you’ve got a New York Times article,” Gorbachev [editor of Meduza] wrote on Facebook …
    keep reading


  5. Andrew Kramer’s Pulitzer-winning piece: plagiarized or not?

    3

    April 11, 2017 by AK

    The New York Times won three Pulitzer prizes yesterday, one awarded… …for international reporting for a series on Russia’s surreptitious assertion of power. The series, a collaboration among The Times’s international, Washington and investigative teams, explored how Russia was expanding its influence at home and abroad. One report from the Times’ Russia’s Dark Arts series is How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers for …
    keep reading


  6. The Lord’s refuse

    0

    April 5, 2017 by AK

    Christopher Caldwell’s speech at Hillsdale College, How to Think About Vladimir Putin, suggests an angle and a point of view symptomatic of a certain strain of thought on the American right. I believe it rests on error. No matter what perspective the observer chooses, mistaking myths and half-truths for verifiable facts will distort his view …
    keep reading


  7. What’s a “Putin critic”?

    1

    April 1, 2017 by AK

    Googling “Putin critic” turns up reports of a Russian defector assassinated in Ukraine; of a memorial to a Russian opposition leader killed near the Kremlin; of the current opposition leader jailed for a street protest; of a Russian investigative journalist who barely survived a poisoning – and so on. As a one size fits all descriptor, …
    keep reading


  8. Nailed to a bar

    0

    March 26, 2017 by AK

    Tom the Amateur Reader, the author of the Wuthering Expectations blog, quotes from the 1970 collection of translations from Alexander Blok by Jon Stallworthy and Peter France: I am nailed to a bar with liquor. It’s the first line of this poem from 1908. (I tried to translate it in 2006.) Its second word is the translator’s …
    keep reading


  9. If Trump is after big stakes…

    0

    March 26, 2017 by AK

    My latest two cents considering Obama the Cunctator and Trump the (hopefully) Knot Cutter. One Manufacturing regime change out of stagnant air is not, generally speaking, a sound suggestion. Smartly supporting a groundswell of discontent is a different matter. On a side note, the United States was the first major power to recognize the Russian provisional …
    keep reading


  10. SWIFT and the long run

    0

    March 26, 2017 by AK

    The Economist wrote in November 2014 considering the proposal that Russian banks be disconnected from the SWIFT payment system: Now there are calls for Russian banks to be banned from SWIFT in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A group of American senators is arguing for the measure… The impact of a reprise on Russia’s …
    keep reading


Archives

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5 other subscribers

%d bloggers like this: