All Posts Tagged With: "Andrei Lugovoi"

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As Sochi Election Heats Up, No Breaks for Opposition Candidate

Boris Nemtsov, an opposition politician running for mayor in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, is facing stiff resistance on the campaign trail, and not from the other candidates.

Mar 23, 2009 | Continued
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London: Russian Authorities Responsible for Litvinenko Murder

Unnamed sources within the British intelligence community have told the BBC that they have strong evidence the Russian state was involved in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.

Jul 8, 2008 | Continued
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Pointkovsky on Homo Putinicus

Our friend Andrei Piontkovsky has written an informative column in the Moscow Times. In it, the author of the essential collection “Another Look Into Putin’s Soul” examines the phenomenon of accused murder Andrei Lugovoi’s popularity in Russia today. Sharp tongue firmly in cheek, Piontkovsky wonders if Lugovoi should take seriously a Russian interviewer’s thought about […]

Aug 3, 2007 | Continued
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Shim Jae Hoon and Old Dictator’s Tricks

Veteran Seoul-based journalist Shim Jae Hoon gives his take on the Litvinenko/Lugovoi murder case and the Kremlin’s attempts to demonize internal and external opposition in this article. The problem with this kind of criminal case is that dictators are able to exploit it to condemn foreign interference, imagined or otherwise. That’s exactly what happened under […]

Jul 31, 2007 | Continued
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Murder Not Relevant

This week the United Kingdom expelled four Russian diplomats in response to the Kremlin’s refusal to extradite Andrei Lugovoi on the charge of murdering Alexander Litvinenko with the radioactive substance polonium-210. We see that at last someone is reacting to Putin’s disregard for the rule of law. This disregard is symbolic of a regime that […]

Jul 23, 2007 | Continued