Tag Archives: Chechnya

Murder of Russian journalists

A while ago, on February 28th, I attended Kennan Institute event, Killed Without Consequence: Why the Murder of Russian Journalists Matters Beyond Russia, with Nina Ognianova, Program Coordinator, Europe and Central Asia, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The talk was … Continue reading

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Dress code for women in Chechnya

Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday released a 40-page report called You Dress According to Their Rules: Enforcement of an Islamic Dress Code for Women in Chechnya. (Full PDF version of the report can be downloaded here.) It’s about time for such a report. … Continue reading

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Ramzan Kadyrov’s dolce vita

Despite being totally evil, Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov is apparently enjoying his life. In a remarkable ass-licking gesture,  Kadyrov was the one who started that ridiculous campaign calling for abolition of all titles of Presidents for leaders of Russian republics, … Continue reading

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