Saturday, June 8, 2013
Paul Goble Staunton, June 8 – Officers of Russia’s FSB spy agency “openly and boldly” followed Russian opposition figures attending an international conference in Vilnius last week thus making them feel that there were in “a suburb of Moscow,” Lithuanian media report, the latest indication that Moscow is increasing its intelligence [...]
Sergey Markedonov May 17, 2013 On February 7, 2014, the XXII Olympic Winter Games will open in the famous Black Sea resort of Sochi. These games will be the first Russian-hosted Olympics since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Thus, the Sochi games will provide an important symbol greater than mere athletic competition. The Sochi project [...]
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Window on Eurasia: Sochi Countdown — 36 Weeks to the Olympiad in the North Caucasus Note: This is my 16th special Window on Eurasia about the meaning and impact of the planned Olympiad on the nations in the surrounding region. These WOEs, which will appear each Friday over the coming year, will not [...]
Amnesty International’s Annual Report 2013, Russian Federation Head of state Vladimir Putin (replaced Dmitry Medvedev in May) Head of government Dmitry Medvedev (replaced Vladimir Putin in May) Background Freedom of assembly Freedom of expression Discrimination Human rights defenders Torture and other ill-treatment Justice system North Caucasus Amnesty International Reports Amnesty International Visits
Increasing peaceful political [...]
Sergei Markedonov Sochi 2014:
Sergei Markedonov Miroslavovich (b. 1972) – Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (USA, Washington).
February 7, 2014 at the famous Black Sea resort of Sochi will be inaugurated XXII Olympic Winter Games. Post-Soviet Russia it will be the first Olympics. Meanwhile, the importance of the upcoming events [...]
For the President of the Russian Federation Putin V.V. For the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!
Dear deputies of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation!
Over the past two decades under conditions of democratic processes development in the Russian Federation, the Russian and international Circassian community has repeatedly raised [...]
Friday, May 3, 2013
Note: This is my 12th special Window on Eurasia about the meaning and impact of the planned Olympiad on the nations in the surrounding region. These WOEs, which will appear each Friday over the coming year, will not aim at being comprehensive but rather will consist of a series bullet points about such [...]