Government / Moscow / Politics / Russia

Traveling to Russia? Sochi? Turn off your electronics.

It seems that the journalism community is up in arms over Richard Engel’s misleading story, claiming his phone was immediately hacked in a cafe in Moscow.  According to The Wire, NBC has made attempts to clarify the story adding that Engel had clicked on malware to initiate the download. Does this completely negate the concept … Continue reading

Government / Moscow / Politics / Russia

Pussy Riot activists – no longer, are they protecting their own?

The two most famous members have departed the band, according to the Pussy Riot website. This is to be expected. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have been on a public relations tour, paralleling the Olympics in Sochi.  Their brave and truthful comments speak poorly of the Russian government, so it is natural to think Pussy Riot would … Continue reading

Protests in Ukraine Garner Increased International Support
Government / Politics / Russia

Protests in Ukraine Garner Increased International Support

Growing international support may be the apex for fueling successful political change in a country who otherwise is seen as a political pon for Russia. Demonstrations by citizens of Ukraine have gained international support from the EU community and even a U.S. educational institution. In a statement issued by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President … Continue reading

Government / Politics / Russia

Adding Facts to [forbes] Five Myths About Russia

So Mark Adomanis, published an article in Forbes attempting to refute myths regarding the Russian Federation’s socio-economic indicators.  While he is certainly correct, the lack of attributable sources for his data only perpetuates the lack of credible information he intends to oppose. I’ve decided to add some credible sources to his ‘myths’. Forbes’ Five Myths About … Continue reading