The ideology of the Municipal Guard Odessa

UKRAINE. Private army of Odessa city administration

by Kanykei Tursunbaeva - journalist, the Journalistic Center of Germany BDFJ. The main concern was about the establishment of private armed and subordinate units in Ukraine by local municipal authorities - "Municipal guards"... The ideology of the "Municipal Guard" is to attack and seize the territory. It must be emphasized that the instructors and ideologists of the Municipal … Continue reading UKRAINE. Private army of Odessa city administration

UKRAINE. Repression against journalists in Odessa

UKRAINE. Repression against journalists in Odessa

by Kanykei Tursunbaeva - journalist, the Journalistic Center of Germany BDFJ. Lawlessness of Ukrainian authorities: Representatives of Odessa City Council beat up three journalists     The attack of Odessa City Council representatives on the journalist of the "Obshestvennyi Priboi" newspaper Miroslav Bekchiv while he was shooting the report. The City Council representatives used special means such … Continue reading UKRAINE. Repression against journalists in Odessa

Human Rihts info portal Search of Traitors

UKRAINE. In Search of “Traitors”: Targets of Russian Special Services in Crimea and on Mainland Ukraine

by Kseniya Kirillova - Journalist. Analyst. Writer. On Monday of last week, the Security Service of Ukraine officially announced that they thwarted an attempted kidnapping of a Russian citizen who has lived in Ukraine since 2014 when he moved there “in disagreement with the Kremlin’s aggressive policy.” The agency’s website reported that Russian special services … Continue reading UKRAINE. In Search of “Traitors”: Targets of Russian Special Services in Crimea and on Mainland Ukraine

RUSSIA. A Killing Epidemic: The Culling of Russian Media Opponents

Kseniya Kirillova - Journalist. Analyst. Writer. Putin who created a system in which inconvenient people are beaten and killed easily, and death is a convenient solution to the problem of an “inconvenient” individual. And the more cynical the Russian hierarchy gets, the more people die at its hands, be it in the wars or high-profile … Continue reading RUSSIA. A Killing Epidemic: The Culling of Russian Media Opponents

Russia pushing out Donbass locals and taking over housing

UKRAINE. “Visitors” from Russia pushing out Donbass locals and taking over housing

Kseniya Kirillova - Journalist. Analyst. Writer. Kseniya Kirillova is a Russian journalist that focuses on analyzing Russian society, political processes in modern Russia and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. She writes for Radio Liberty and other outlets.   While some Donetsk residents are trying to leave the occupied zone, newcomers from Russia’s depressed zones are streaming into … Continue reading UKRAINE. “Visitors” from Russia pushing out Donbass locals and taking over housing

One of the last independent newspapers in the new Russia is Novaya Gazeta

RUSSIA. After the death of his colleague, a Russian journalist is afraid of returning home

Kseniya Kirillova - Journalist. Analyst. Writer. At least 58 journalists have been killed in Russia since 1993, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. That includes several Novaya Gazeta journalists who were killed or died in mysterious circumstances since 2000. When the Russian reporter left her hometown of Ekaterinburg, Russia in early 2014 to move to … Continue reading RUSSIA. After the death of his colleague, a Russian journalist is afraid of returning home

The tragedy in Ukraine on the territory of Donetsk

UKRAINE. «Население Донбасса вытесняют приезжими» – жители Донецка

Kseniya Kirillova - Journalist. Analyst. Writer. В то время, когда многие из коренных жителей Донецка стараются выехать из зоны оккупации, на их место приезжают люди из «депрессивных регионов» России. Этими впечатлениями с Донбасс.Реалии поделилась дончанка Елена Некрасова (имя изменено в целях безопасности). «Я знаю несколько подобных семей. Как правило, мужчин отправляют воевать, а их жёнам и детям … Continue reading UKRAINE. «Население Донбасса вытесняют приезжими» – жители Донецка

Belarus-Russia-war

BELARUS. Was Belarus the victim of political and military games between Russia and Europe?

By Yauheni Preiherman / Officially, 12,700 troops participated in the drills, which practiced heading off a military incursion. Little was known about simultaneous drills in Russia. Pundits say that the latter might have involved a far larger numbers of troops and it was this estimate that became the source of hysteric projections around the drills in international … Continue reading BELARUS. Was Belarus the victim of political and military games between Russia and Europe?

RUSSIA. Putin. The cult of Putin

Arthur Rodivilov - Journalist. War, large-scale corruption, currency crisis, fall of the economy, international isolation - all that would be enough to undermine the popularity of any president. But it is not working with Russian President Volodymyr Putin, likewise, it helps to gain new momentum to his popularity. And TV propaganda is not the only … Continue reading RUSSIA. Putin. The cult of Putin