All Posts Tagged With: "Wall Street Journal"

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Kasparov on Sochi Olympics in the Wall Street Journal

Garry Kasparov’s latest editorial discusses the unparalleled situation surrounding Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and calls for the West to stand up to Russia’s human rights violations.

Apr 28, 2008 | Continued
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Frontline Will Air “RUSSIA: PUTIN’S PLAN”

Frontline/World and PBS will air a deep look into Russia’s current state of affairs, free speech, and Putin’s post election plans. Look for the program on Tuesday, February 26th.

Feb 24, 2008 | Continued
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Russia Drops in Economic Freedom Rankings

The U.S.-based Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal have released their annual Index of Economic Freedom. Russia has dropped fourteen spots in the past year to 134th place out of a total 155 countries.

Jan 16, 2008 | Continued
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Kasparov in WSJ: Endorsing Dictatorship

Garry Kasparov’s latest editorial in the Wall Street Journal assaults the continued acquiescence of the West to Vladimir Putin’s demolition of Russian democracy. From Condoleezza Rice to Time magazine, human rights are clearly of secondary importance.

Dec 23, 2007 | Continued
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Kasparov on the Putin Mafia

The western media has struggled to understand the motivations of the Putin regime since the KGB lieutenant-colonel came to power. Ideology is absent; Russian national interest seems secondary. The answer is perhaps too simple for politicians and pundits who cut their teeth as tea leaf-reading Kremlinologists. Putin and his gang want money and their entire […]

Jul 28, 2007 | Continued
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WSJ: Putin’s Russia a Fascist State

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Global View columnist Bret Stephens hits various nails on their heads. We are particularly gratified to at last see Putin’s infamous “popularity” not taken at face value in the media. It is a must-read article and we encourage you to share it widely. “For the Sake of One Man” – […]

Jul 17, 2007 | Continued
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Putin’s Rules on Trade

Last weekend Vladimir Putin attacked the World Trade Organization for being “archaic, nondemocratic and unwieldy.” As The Wall Street Journal pointed out yesterday, WTO director Pascal Lamy was quick to remind that these characteristics haven’t stopped Russia from attempting to join. The article continued: Yet the biggest sticking point concerns Russia’s failure to fulfill promises […]

Jun 16, 2007 | Continued
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World Press on Yeltsin’s Death

As during his reign as Russian president (July 10, 1991 – Dec. 31, 1999), Boris Yeltsin is many things to many people in memoriam. A sampling of descriptions from the world media include “revolutionary,” “flawed hero,” “a muzhik,” “hero, villian, buffoon,” “a drunk,” “courageous fighter.” Russia’s first, and some might say last, freely elected president […]

Apr 25, 2007 | Continued