New Russian law means 15 years in prison or military conscription that sends anti-war Russians to Ukraine with orders to shoot civilians The New York Times published on Monday an article describing how thousands of middle-class Russians have fled the country for neighboring Armenia and (Republic of) Georgia since theRead More →

Russians are bracing for an economic recession that could be the deepest since the 1990s after the United States and its allies imposed ‘crushing’ sanctions on Moscow, seeking to punish President Vladimir Putin for the unprovoked invasion from Ukraine. Analysts say citizens face a future characterized by runaway inflation, risingRead More →

A secret European intelligence report has concluded that the Chechen security services were most likely behind the 2020 attempted murder in Sweden of a dissident Chechen blogger. Tumso Abdurakhmanov, an exiled critic of Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, barely survived a hammerhead attack last year in a bizarre assassination attempt thatRead More →