One of the least-examined professions in foreign diplomacy is that of “honorary consul,” according to the ICIJ’s (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) recent research into Shadow Diplomats. ICIJ and its media partners have been working for months to document the … Continue reading The Dubious World of the Honorary Consul Investigated
Russia: Alexei Navalny facing ‘deeply disturbing’ treatment in prison, according to reports Alexei Navalny was transferred from penal colony IK-5 to penal colony IK-6, where his treatment by the administration and colony guards has become harsher. He has been placed … Continue reading Alexei Navalny facing ‘deeply disturbing’ treatment in prison
Two British men and a Moroccan man have seen a death sentence imposed on them after they were caught whilst fighting for Ukraine by a Russian Separatist Court in Donetsk Former Royal Anglian soldier Shaun Pinner, 48, and Nottinghamshire’s Aiden … Continue reading Two Briton’s Sentenced to Death by Separatist Russian Court
By Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Chatham House What does Russia want? Fundamentally, the Russian leadership wants to subdue Ukraine once and for all. Russia is seeking to transform Ukraine into part of a buffer zone with … Continue reading Is a Russia and Ukraine war imminent?
Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, was taken to court in Moscow on Tuesday under heavy guard where he defiantly pronounced his persecution as a sign of President Putin’s weakness. The Moscow court sentenced Alexei Navalny to two years and … Continue reading Putin’s Anti-Corruption Opposition Gets Jail Sentence
Information and up to the minute news surrounding Moscow’s Gay Pride celebration, that was prevoiusly banned by the city’s Mayor now currently taking place is available at the following live link (below) , the current siuation is that a number of Neo-Nazi’s are threatening to disrupt the event and Human rights & Gay activist Peter Tatchell has even been threatened by Neo-Nazi extremists while visiting the event. He is stating that the arrests of gay people at the event are in contravention of European court ruling and is calling for a revoking on Russia’s voting rights in the Council of … Continue reading Moscow Pride turns nasty as police arrest LGBT, while Neo-Nazis also attack Gay community