Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Azeri-Agaralov-Trump Connection

On February 16, 2017, while speaking at a NATO conference in Brussels, US Defense Secretary James Mattis accused Russia of violating international law, labeling its actions as “aggressive” and “destabilizing.” He also said there is “very little doubt” that Russia has interfered in a number of democratic elections. The same day far away from Brussels, in Baku, the… Read More »

A Bad Day for Historical Truth in Russia

Vladimir Medinsky Remains “Doctor of Sciences” The attempt of concerned Russian historians to deprive Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky of his doctorate degree due to his doctoral thesis, which espouses the view “that historical events and figures should be assessed from the point of view of the national interests of Russia” have failed. On February 7, 2016, the… Read More »

New Attack on the International Memorial Society

On February 1, 2017, the International Memorial Society filed a lawsuit to the Simonovsky   Regional court in Moscow against the REN TV (the Russian federal channel available also in the U.S.). The legal action was triggered by the REN’s report on the awards ceremony at the end of the 17th All-Russian Competition entitled “A Man in the History… Read More »

Team29 fights for civil rights in Russia

On February 2, 2016, the Team29, an informal association of lawyers and journalists based in Russia that supports the Raoul Wallenberg Research Initiative-RW70 and defended historian Boris Sokolov in the court, distributed its weekly newsletter. Here are main points, compiled by Katya Alalykina, and translated by Vadim Birstein: On February 1, 2017, a regular court session on the… Read More »