Anyone is fair game under the new regime

This well argued comment from Foreign Policy pinpoints the growing concern among President Putin’s entourage if the portrayal of events in Russia provided by the servile state media in Russia and Russia Today internationally is contradicted by facts showing the opposite to be true, in particular attempts to bring to light atrocities committed in the Caucauses. The article focuses on  the current onslaught on a researcher for Human Rights Watch Tanya Lokshina.

This heavy-handed approach would appear to reflect the schizophrenic state of the current Putin regime – nervousness at the sight of any rejection of state policy and at the same time a desire to clamp down and attempt to evoke the Stalinist past.


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