Monthly Archives: January 2018

Alexei Navalny’s Candidacy Denied

On December 25, 2017, the Central Electoral Commission refused to register the nomination of Navalny as a candidate for the President of Russia. But, in fact, Navalny does challenge Vladimir Putin: “Putin is horribly afraid — he sees a threat in competing with me,” Alexei Navalny said in a video. The meeting with the Commission was broadcast on… Read More »

The Executioners Defended

In December 1985, Professor Vladimir Efroimson, a prominent geneticist, gave a short and extremely emotional speech at Moscow Polytechnic Museum after the screening of a documentary about another famous geneticist, Academician Nikolai Vavilov (1887-1943), arrested in 1940 and sentenced to death as a “spy.” The death sentence was commuted to a 20-year imprisonment, and in August 1943 Vavilov… Read More »

Dmitry Peskov’s Mysterious Wealth

On December 22, 2017, President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov called “libel” the statement by the Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK) (created by Alexei Navalny, the charismatic leader of the Russian opposition Progress Party) that Peskov bought his former wife Ekaterina Solotsinskaya an apartment for 1.77 million euros. “It is claimed that I bought an apartment in Paris, which… Read More »