Posts Tagged ‘ Pussy Riot ’

The Man Who Stood Up to Putin

May 10th, 2014 | By

How Russia’s ‘biggest cheerleader’ became the Kremlin’s fiercest critic and persuaded Congress to roll the White House on sanctions. By Matthew Kaminski Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot hit Capitol Hill this week. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were jailed for nearly two years after performing an anti-Kremlin “punk prayer” in…


When charity should begin at home

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

ALEX JACKSON 31 March 2014 Civil society development in Russia has been hampered by restrictive laws and apathy or suspicion on the part of the public. What is needed so it can start again? Salzburg Global Seminar is considering the issues _____________________________________ Winston Churchill famously quipped that ‘Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery…